ECE's Mission, Objectives and Outcomes for the BSE Program

The Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The ECE Department contributes to the three-fold mission of the College and University to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge by maintaining strong and highly interactive undergraduate and graduate programs and by carrying out high quality research in a limited number of focused areas. In addition the Department provides the College of Engineering and University with unique and vital expertise in several important and emerging areas of technology.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

(revised January 28, 2014)


  1. Graduates will exhibit leadership and vision in contributing to the technical and policy decisions of industry, government, and research enterprises.


  1. Graduates will demonstrate problem-solving abilities that permit them to contribute in a variety of technical, business, and academic careers.


  1. Graduates will thrive in diverse, global, and multidisciplinary environments.


  1.  Graduates will possess the ability to communicate effectively and participate collaboratively in interactions with engineers and other professionals.


  1. Graduates will participate in lifelong-learning activities that enhance their professional and personal development.

Student Outcomes

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to 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
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

There are 367 undergraduate engineering students majoring in Electrical Engineering (Fall 2013).  The most recent 6-year graduation rate for first year students who completed their degree with a major in Electrical Engineering is 50%.  The 6-year graduation rate for first year Electrical Engineering majors, regardless of final major, is 71%.  Most of the attrition occurs between the first and second years.  Approximately 89% of Electrical Engineering majors return for the 2nd year.