The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Educational Objectives

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:

  1. Perform effectively as practicing engineers and/or successfully undertake graduate study in electrical engineering or related fields;
  2. Meet the challenges of the future through continuing professional growth; and
  3. 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.

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering undergraduate program has established the following student outcomes that support the program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering. The student outcomes stipulate that the graduate will demonstrate: 

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Academic YearEnrollment*Graduates
2013 - 2014 71 20
2014 - 2015 64 5
2015 - 2016 78 22
2016 - 2017 72 14
2017 - 2018 67 17
2018 - 2019 61 15
2019 - 2020 51 13
2020 - 2021 49 14

* Enrollment numbers are for fall semester from first to fourth year