Program Education Objectives and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
  1. Become a technically qualified engineer to address complex problems and be able to apply learned skills in engineering careers
  2. Maintain and enhance professional competence by acquiring new knowledge and refining 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:
  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 
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.