About the Department of Electrical Engineering

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:
    I.    To educate well-rounded and conscientious electrical engineers capable of becoming leaders in their profession.
    II.   To carry out basic and applied research leading to new ideas, systems, and devices in electrical engineering and related interdisciplinary areas.
    III.  To offer advice, service, and support to industry, government agencies, schools, community groups and professional societies.
    IV.  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:

  •    Contribute actively to the field and engage in professional development by participating in professional societies, publishing, attending conferences, seeking patents, taking graduate courses, receiving an advanced degree, attending short courses, and participating in webinars.
  •    Function effectively in multidisciplinary teams and progress to leadership roles.


Student Outcomes

The program educational objectives listed above are the basis for the following student outcomes expected of all graduates receiving the B.E. (E.E.) degree:

  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.


Last Updated: 03/10/2022 13:46