Undergraduate Program In Electrical and Computer Engineering

The BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org  The degree program has replaced the BS in Electrical Engineering, which has the same requirements and is accredited by ABET.

Program Educational Objectives 

The electrical and computer engineering program objectives are designed to promote technical competence, professional development and citizenship in the global community. Graduates of the undergraduate program in electrical and computer engineering are expected to attain the following objectives within a few years of graduation:

Technical Competence

Graduates will apply their technical skills in mathematics, science and engineering to the solution of complex problems encountered in modern electrical engineering practice.

Graduates will model, analyze, design and experimentally evaluate components or systems that achieve desired technical specifications subject to the reality of economic constraints.

Professional Development 

Graduates will compete effectively in a world of rapid technological change and assume leadership roles within industrial, entrepreneurial, academic or governmental environments in the broad context of electrical engineering.

Some graduates who choose to redirect their careers will be employed in diverse fields such as healthcare, business, law, computer science, multimedia and music through graduate-level studies and the process of lifelong learning.

Citizenship in the Global Community 

Graduates will have established the foundations for critical thinking that are needed to broaden or redirect their careers in diverse disciplines such as business, health care and the arts through graduate-level studies and/or the process of life-long leaning.

Graduates will adhere to highly ethical practices, and they will make exemplary engineering decisions that balance economic, environmental and societal factors for the betterment of the global community.

Continuous Improvement

The ECE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UGCC) is responsible for reviewing, updating, and improving the curriculum of the BS program.  Made up of faculty from across the department, the committee follows the process shown in this figure​.  The UGCC annually reviews relevant assessment data related to the achievement of student outcomes to determine improvements or curricular additions.  In addition, it periodically reviews the program educational objectives by facilitating discussions with and soliciting input from the department's stakeholders.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the undergraduate program in electrical and computer engineering are expected to obtain the following outcomes at the time of graduation:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Graduation Data

                                           EE         *ECE        Total
Fall 2019                         12              0            12
Spring 2020                   32             0            32
Summer 2020                1               0             1
Fall 2020                          7               0             7
Spring 2021                   31              3             34

Enrollment Data

                                            EE        *ECE          Total
Fall 2021                          31           171           202
*  The degree name was changed from BS Electrical Engineering to BS Electrical and Computer Engineering in Fall 2019 to reflect the change of the department name (Electrical and Computer Engineering).  Degree requirements, program educational objectives, and students outcomes were unchanged.

Published on August 17th, 2016

Last updated on March 29th, 2023