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.

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 ;
  • Engage in careers or graduate studies in electrical engineering or their chosen field.
  • 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 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.

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

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year

Undergrad Enrollment

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

2019 – 2020

87

2018 ‑ 2019

104

25

2017 ‑ 2018

110

24

2016 – 2017

96

15

2015 ‑ 2016

81

16

2014 ‑ 2015

78

18

2013 ‑ 2014

93

25

2012 ‑ 2013

104

29

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;
  • Engage in careers or graduate studies in systems science and engineering or their chosen field.
  • Be recognized in their chosen fields for their leadership, integrity and sensitivity to global societal issues.

Student Outcomes

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

  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.

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

Student Enrollments and Graduates

Academic Year

Undergrad Enrollment

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

2019 – 2020

131

2018 ‑ 2019

144

45

2017 ‑ 2018

157

39

2016 – 2017

141

33

2015 ‑ 2016

142

37

2014 ‑ 2015

154

46

2013 ‑ 2014

150

42

2012 ‑ 2013

128

37

Program in Computer Engineering (CMPE)

Accreditation information for the CMPE program can be found here.