Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives and Outcomes

In consultation with our Advisory Board and students, the faculty members of the electrical engineering (EE) program have defined the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes (SOs) to guide our program. Note that the Advisory Board includes industry representatives, graduate school representatives and alumni.
 

ABET Definitions

     • Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.
     • Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.
 

Program Educational Objectives

     1. Graduates will be active in the electrical engineering profession or an alternative field consistent with their God-given calling.  Many of our graduates will assume leadership roles as a result of having demonstrated strong technical abilities as well as communication and team skills. 
     2. Graduates will set career goals and engage in life-long learning through self-study, continuing education courses, and/or formal graduate education in order to reach those goals. 
     3. Graduates will demonstrate ethical behavior in the workplace and will carry out their professional duties in a manner that is consistent with a Christian life perspective. 
 

Student Outcomes

     a.) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
     b.) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
     c.) 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.
     d.) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
     e.) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
     f.) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in a Christian context, including recognition of the fundamental worth of individuals as creations of God, resulting in a consistent commitment to the safety and health of individuals, honesty and impartiality in all affairs, and faithfulness in serving both employers and clients.
     g.) An ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to write clearly and cohesively about technical subjects, communicate mathematical analyses in a comprehensible form, and orally communicate on technical subjects with people at all different levels of technical ability.
     h.) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.  The following liberal arts areas are considered important in giving the Christian student a background for making judgments concerning engineering solutions: history of civilization, Biblical revelation, philosophy, literature, visual art, music, and modern civilization in international perspective. 
     i.) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
     j.) A knowledge of contemporary issues, including both social and engineering issues.
     k.) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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