ECE Mission Statement
The mission of the department is to motivate and inspire students by providing high-caliber, fully integrated programs in electrical and computer engineering. These programs prepare graduates to provide leadership in a rapidly evolving global information society and to serve the greater good. The programs are also designed to allow students to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research for publication and dissemination.
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the electrical and computer engineering undergraduate program of study are to educate students in the principles of engineering, as well as ensure awareness of their social responsibilities. The engineering education is based on the sciences and the principles of design. A balanced program in the humanities and social sciences as well as coverage of specific topics in professional ethics and social responsibilities, further instills a sense of social responsibilities. The programs provide students with a solid foundation in electrical and computer engineering through a balanced curriculum integrating the underlying scientific and mathematical knowledge with the latest technological developments. The curriculum is designed to produce engineers capable of functioning in the present technological environment and of adapting to future directions of the profession. Specifically, the programs aim to teach students how to analyze and implement complex interdisciplinary engineering projects; to give students a strong foundation for graduate study in their field; to prepare students for competitive and challenging industrial applications; to teach students how to use state-of-the-art computer tools for solving engineering problems; to expose students to hands-on engineering experience through laboratory courses; to cultivate students’ abilities to communicate and work effectively in teams; and to help students develop an understanding of the ethical issues and global perspectives arising in the practice of the engineering profession.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to produce graduates who will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context, as well as professional and ethical responsibility; and a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
Graduates will also have the ability to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
- Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- Function on multidisciplinary teams
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- Communicate effectively
- Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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