Objectives and Outcomes

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering are statements that describe the accomplishments of graduates 3-5 years post-graduation:

Illuminate - lifelong learning in computer engineering
Alumni are expected to track state-of-the-art technology in computer engineering, to learn new processes, tools and device technologies, and to apply this knowledge in pursuit of graduate school work and/or technology careers - including but not limited to technical development, project management and technical sales.

Investigate - demonstration of computer engineering principles
Alumni should have the ability to find and access information relevant to an application under development, be able to model various problem domains, and to apply techniques of algorithm, hardware and system design to new problem solutions as a productive technical team member.

Innovate - creative application of computer engineering principles
Alumni should be able to apply the general principles of computer engineering to innovative real-world problem solutions that demonstrate the consideration for aesthetics, economics, ergonomics, ethics, safety, and sustainability.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has established the following educational outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. By the time of graduation, students are expected to demonstrate:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The acquisition of the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental and social context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice