ECE Departmental Mission Statement
We are committed to excellence in teaching and education, preparing our students for productive careers and meeting our unique responsibilities as part of the Commonwealth’s flagship public university.
The Bachelor of Science degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410)347-7700.
ECE Program Objectives
The program objectives of the EE and CSE programs are to develop electrical and computer engineers who can:
- Practice electrical and computer engineering in functions such as product design, field engineering, applications engineering, quality control, research and development, or technical marketing.
- Contribute in technical subfields such as integrated circuit design, computer networks, software engineering, embedded systems, digital signal processing, communication systems, microelectronics and optoelectronics, semiconductors, microwave systems, and control systems.
- Be employable by the broad range of engineering organizations that comprise the national and Massachusetts electronics and information technology industries, including multinational corporations, small-to-medium-sized corporations, research labs, start-up companies and entrepreneurial ventures.
- Continuously learn through on-the-job training, self-study, workshops, non-degree courses, or advanced courses and degrees.
- Further develop professional attributes such as enhanced communication skills, participation in professional society activities, and ethical practice of engineering.
- Function as contributing members of the broader society with awareness of the social and economic implications of engineering practice.
- For those having the ability and interest to do so: build on the foundation of their undergraduate education to develop the skills needed to assume leadership roles such as launching a new business or joining in a start-up venture; moving into a management position, completing the MBA degree, etc.; or conducting research, completing the MS and PhD degrees, and pursuing an academic career.
ECE Program Outcomes
Each graduate awarded the BS degree in CSE or EE shall:
- Be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
Be able 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.
- Be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Be able to communicate effectively.
Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a
global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in, life-long learning.
- Have knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.