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Electrical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The objective of the electrical engineering degree program is to prepare students for success as practicing engineers engaged in lifelong learning and serving in leadership roles in their chosen career path. The following “Program Educational Objectives” are focused on the achievements of our graduates in the initial part of their careers. Specifically, within five years of graduation, the electrical engineering degree program will prepare graduates to:

  • Establish themselves as practicing professionals meeting or exceeding the expectations of their employers
  • Continue their professional development or pursue formal education to earn advanced degrees and/certifications
  • Demonstrate leadership in their professional endeavors and/or in their communities

Student Outcomes (SOs)

  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.

Enrollment and Graduation

AY Fall Enrollment* Spring Enrollment* Graduates**
  EE College EE College EE College
2021-22 245 3,095        
2020-21 258 3,192 227 2,858 57 616
2019-20 231 3,336 220 2,999 43 601
2018-19 246 3,398 229 2,986 62 652
2017-18 221 3,382 230 3,102 57 624
2016-17 278 3,393 269 3,126 71 603

*Some of our first-year students enter undeclared and are not included in Fall and Spring enrollments for the individual programs but are included in the College numbers.

**Graduates include December, May and August. For example, 2016-17 graduates are December 2016, May 2017 and August 2017.