Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
The EE department is committed to fulfilling the following Program Learning Outcomes in its Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program:
  • Graduates will be able to base analysis, problem-solving, and design on core advanced EE theory
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise and competence in an area of concentration in electrical engineering
  • Graduates will be able to apply modern tools for research, computation, simulations, analysis, and design
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate leadership skills in the workplace, to function professionally in a globally competitive world, and to communicate engineering results effectively
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Graduate Students in Electrical Engineering at San José State University will be able to:
  • Identify, formulate, and solve problems using advanced engineering principles, methodologies, and tools
  • Design, implement, validate and deploy a component, device, system, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal, and ethical context, including political, health, safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Understand contemporary issues in electrical engineering practice
  • Communicate professionally and effectively
University Learning Goals (ULGs):

San José State University graduates will have developed:
    1. Social and Global Responsibilities
​        An ability to consider the purpose and function of one's degree program
        training within various local and/or global social contexts and to act
        intentionally, conscientiously, and ethically with attention to diversity and

    2. Specialized Knowledge
        Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as appropriate to the discipline. 
    3. Intellectual Skills
        a. Fluency in the use of specific theories, assumptions, foundational
            knowledge, analytical and interpretive protocols, tools, and technologies
            appropriate to the discipline or field of study. 

        b. Skills necessary for mastery of discipline at a level appropriate to the
            degree and leading to lifelong learning, including critical and creative
            thinking and practice, effective communication, thorough and ethical
            information gathering and processing, competence with quantitative
            and/or qualitative methodologies, and productive engagement in
            collaborative activities. 
        c. For undergraduate students in a baccalaureate program: an understanding
           of critical components of broad academic areas, including the arts,
           humanities, social sciences, quantitative reasoning, and sciences. 

    4. Integrative Knowledge and skills
        a. Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative or practical project (e.g.
            brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions,
            designing, creating, completing, and communicating) with integration
            within and/or across disciplines. 
        b. An ability to articulate the potential impacts of results or findings from a
            particular work or field in a societal context. 

    5. Applied Knowledge
        An ability to apply theory practice, and problem-solving to new materials,
        settings and problems.