Program Education Objectives and Outcomes

The BSEE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  1. Be a practicing engineer in fields such as design, research, testing and manufacturing
  2. Engage in lifelong learning to maintain and enhance professional skills
  3. Fulfill the needs of society in solving technical problems using engineering principles, tools and practices, in an ethical and responsible manner
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills in the workplace and function professionally in a globally competitive world

Student Outcomes

The graduates from the Department of Electrical Engineering have the following abilities, knowledge, characteristics and skills:

(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

(l)  a competence in one or more technical specialties that meet the needs of Silicon Valley companies