Electrical Engineering Program
The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The departmental programs have established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. The objectives describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Graduates will:
- Perform effectively as practicing engineers and/or successfully undertake graduate study in electrical engineering, computer science, or related fields;
- Meet the challenges of the future through continuing professional growth; and
- Exhibit concern for service and justice through leadership within their profession, as well as the community as a whole.
These program educational objectives are met by providing curricula with both breadth and depth. Engineering science and design, mathematics, and basic sciences are significant components of the department's programs. In addition to courses from these traditional technical areas, and in keeping with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, the curriculum includes core requirements in the humanities, communications, and the fine arts. Opportunities for involvement in professional societies, student design competitions, and University co-curricular activities are plentiful and help to accomplish these objectives.
Students will have:
(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 the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.