Undergraduate
ABET Objectives & Outcomes

The bachelor of science in electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Student enrollment and graduation data from this program are available on the McCormick School website.

Program Educational Objectives

The broad objectives we expect graduates to obtain from our program are:

  • Career preparation: Graduates will apply their electrical engineering skills to a variety of challenges in industry, academia, or in the pursuit of other fields.
  • Professionalism and leadership: Graduates will attain careers in which they become leaders in their chosen fields, work in multidisciplinary teams, make decisions that are socially responsible, and communicate effectively.
  • Intellectual curiosity: Graduates will continuously learn new concepts, identify new directions, and adapt in response to the needs of a rapidly changing world.

Student Outcomes

To prepare our graduates to achieve these objectives, we intend for students of the electrical engineering program to graduate with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Ability to apply mathematics, science, and engineering principles.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.