Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

Program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The PEOs for the Electrical Engineering program are as follows.

PEO 1: Graduates will succeed in pursuing their chosen career path. The primary indicator of success is that graduates will establish a reputation among their peers for engineering expertise and sound ethical judgment. Other indicators of success include:

  1. Achieving professional advancement with increasing responsibility;
  2. Engaging in technology-based innovation and/or entrepreneurial activities;
  3. Engaging in advanced study in engineering graduate programs or related areas.

PEO 2: Graduates will engage in a continuous process of life-long learning. Evidence of such engagement includes activities such as:

  1. Staying abreast of emerging technologies;
  2. Obtaining new skills or developing proficiencies with tools and programming/hardware description languages;
  3. Actively participating in professional communities.

These objectives are consistent with the university mission and meet the needs of the programs constituents: students, faculty, and industry. Industry participation in the review of the PEOs is coordinated through annual meetings of the ECE Department's Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Feedback from students is obtained each semester through senior exit surveys. The faculty review the PEOs each year at the annual summer faculty retreat. Faculty review inputs and recommendations from students and the IAC and follow parliamentary procedures to vote on changes to the PEOs.

Student Outcomes

The assessment section provides a summary of the procedures used to assess progress toward meeting the mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The areas assessed are the students, the faculty and staff, the curriculum, and the facilities. Assessment tools are used continuously to monitor the quality of our program and our graduates, changes in the curriculum, teaching methods, and lab practices are implemented as necessary to maintain high quality.

  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 judgements, 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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Degrees Awarded

Graduation Period Fall-Summer Bachelors Masters Doctorates
2021-2022 38 15 4
2020-2021 37 11 6
2019-2020 38 27 6
2018-2019 36 5 10
2017-2018 32 15 3
2016-2017 34 15 6
2015-2016 42 20 4
2014-2015 39 20 7

Fall Enrollment

Academic Year Undergraduate Graduate
Fall 2022 166 66
Fall 2021 173 59
Fall 2020 193 45
Fall 2019 182 52
Fall 2018 170 61
Fall 2017 173 64
Fall 2016 179 60
Fall 2015 191 79