EECS Objectives and Outcomes

EECS Educational Objectives

  1. Preparing graduates to pursue post-graduate education in electrical engineering, computer science, or related fields
  2. Preparing graduates for success in technical careers related to electrical and computer engineering, or computer science and engineering, and
  3. Preparing graduates to become leaders in fields related to electrical and computer engineering or computer science and engineering

EECS Student Outcomes

Because we have aimed at an integrated program, the desired outcomes for our programs are the same:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to configure, apply test conditions, and evaluate outcomes of experimental systems.
  3. An ability to design systems, components, or processes that conform to given specifications and cost constraints.
  4. An ability to work cooperatively, respectfully, creatively, and responsibly as a member of a team.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of the norms of expected behavior in engineering practice and their underlying ethical foundations.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively by oral, written, and graphical means.
  8. An awareness of global and societal concerns and their importance in developing engineering solutions.
  9. An ability to independently acquire and apply required information, and an appreciation of the associated process of life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An in-depth ability to use a combination of software, instrumentation, and experimental techniques practiced in circuits, physical electronics, communication, networks and systems, hardware, programming, and computer science theory.

Joint Majors

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) also has two joint major programs, with Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. Each of these EECS joint majors meets the same program objectives and student outcomes as the EECS single major, listed above. In addition, each of these EECS joint majors meets the program objectives and outcomes of their other respective single major programs: