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Electrical Engineering

About EE Department

About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a diverse discipline encompassing some of the smallest man-made objects, transistors for computer chips, as well as communication systems that span the earth and reach out into intergalactic space. The invention of the transistor 50 years ago touched off a technological revolution that continues unabated today, including the development of lasers, fiber optics, microcomputers, satellite communications, control systems, and increasingly sophisticated signal processing algorithms, to name but a few areas.

The faculty of the department enhance their teaching activities with a number of active research programs in such areas as digital signal processing, computer engineering, communications, controls, and photonics. Advanced students are encouraged to participate in these research efforts.

Mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering

Our mission, in conformity with the mission of the School of Engineering, is:

  • To educate well-rounded and conscientious electrical engineers capable of becoming leaders in their profession.
  • To carry out basic and applied research leading to new ideas, systems, and devices in electrical engineering and related interdisciplinary areas.
  • To offer advice, service, and support to industry, government agencies, schools, community groups and professional societies.
  • To insure that the above is carried out in appropriate and modern facilities that are conducive to learning.

Program Educational Objectives

In order to achieve the above-mentioned mission, the faculty and students of the Electrical Engineering department have established the following undergraduate program educational objectives:
    A.    Apply sound scientific knowledge and engineering principles to real world problems to meet the needs of society.
    B.    Contribute actively to the field by participating in professional societies, publishing, attending conferences and seeking patents.
    C.    Function effectively in multidisciplinary teams and progress to leadership roles.
    D.    Perform effectively and ethically in a global multicultural environment.

Program Outcomes

The program educational objectives listed above are the basis for the following program outcomes expected of all graduates receiving the B.E. (E.E.) degree:
    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 a process to meet desired needs;
    d.    an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
    e.    an ability to identify, formulate, and solve real world electrical engineering problems;
    f.    an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
    g.    an ability to communicate effectively, including the use of information technology tools when appropriate;
    h.    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global 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: an appreciation of environmental, economic and technological issues and their impact on society;
    k.    an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
    l.    preparation for pursuing advanced degrees;
    m.    competence in computational and simulation tools;
    n.    competence in engineering probability.