Accreditation:

The Electrical and Systems Engineering department's undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Systems Science and Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Accreditation

Program in Electrical Engineering (EE)

Mission
The mission of the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is to offer a program that attracts students of the highest caliber and to provide them with an education combining depth and breadth in Electrical Engineering while taking advantage of the diverse resources of a large liberal arts university. Such an education, prepares them to immediately assume positions of leadership in both technological and management capacities. Furthermore, it allows them to pursue further graduate studies toward careers in engineering and applied science research and education as well as other career paths.
Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will:

  • Successfully integrate the fundamentals of electrical engineering and design/realization practices to develop innovative solutions to complex technological problems;
  • Possess excellent communication skills, excel in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and have an appreciation for non-technical disciplines ;
  • Be prepared to launch their careers or pursue graduate studies in electrical engineering or their chosen field and engage in life-long learning;
  • Be recognized in their chosen fields for their leadership, integrity and sensitivity to global societal issues.

The minimum requirements for the BSE degree in Electrical Engineering are:

  • Five Mathematics courses
  • Five and one-half Natural Science courses
  • Fifteen and one-half Engineering courses
  • Four Technical Elective courses
  • Seven Social Science, Humanities or Technology in Business and Society courses
  • Three Free Elective courses
Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Download a PDF about the relationship between the EE program and outcomes.

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Enrollment (Fall 2013): 95

Graduates (Jan-Dec 2013): 34

To see a list of all accredited undergraduate program enrollments and graduates, click here.

Program in Systems Science and Engineering (SSE)

Mission
The mission of the Systems Engineering undergraduate program is to offer a program that attracts students of the highest caliber and to provide them with an education combining depth and breadth in Electrical Engineering while taking advantage of the diverse resources of a large liberal arts university. Such an education, prepares them to immediately assume positions of leadership in both technological and management capacities. Furthermore, it allows them to pursue further graduate studies toward careers in engineering and applied science research and education as well as other career paths.
Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Systems Science and Engineering program will:

  • Successfully integrate the fundamentals of systems science and engineering and design/realization practices to develop innovative solutions to complex technological problems;
  • Possess excellent communication skills, excel in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, and have an appreciation for non-technical disciplines;
  • Be prepared to launch their careers or pursue graduate studies in systems science and engineering or their chosen field and engage in life-long learning;
  • Be recognized in their chosen fields for their leadership, integrity and sensitivity to global societal issues.

The curriculum in Systems Science and Engineering is customized to each student’s interests. Each student must develop a course plan in consultation with his or her faculty advisor during the freshman year, including the selection of an Application Focus – an area of interest to which he or she intends to apply the tools of Systems Engineering.

  • The minimum requirements for the BSE degree in Systems Science and Engineering are:
  • Six Mathematics courses
  • Four and one half Natural Science courses
  • Thirteen and one-half Engineering courses
  • Six Application Focus courses
  • Seven Social Science, Humanities or Technology in Business and Society courses
  • Three Free Elective courses
Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a degree in Systems Science and Engineering have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Download a PDF about the relationship between the SSE program and outcomes.

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Enrollment (Fall 2013): 152

Graduates (Jan-Dec 2013): 38

To see a list of all accredited undergraduate program enrollments and graduates, click here.

Program in Computer Engineering (CMPE)

Accreditation information for the CMPE program can be found here.