ECE Program Educational Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives and Accreditation

Both the Bachelor of Science electrical engineering program and the Bachelor of Science computer engineering program offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Akron are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program and the Computer Engineering program are to educate and graduate engineers who, within a few years of graduation, are expected to:

  1. Achieve competitively compensated electrical or computer engineering positions or entry into programs of advanced study in areas of their interest.
  2. Prove to be highly competent and productive in engineering and related practice.
  3. Continue to develop professionally through both practical experience and a lifelong commitment to learning.
  4. Exhibit high standards of ethical conduct and societal responsibility in engineering.

Additionally, the programs support creativity and excellence in the practice of electrical and computer engineering, and the advancement of knowledge.

Student Outcomes

The programs are continuously updated and improved through a well defined assessment process, assuring that graduates are prepared to meet the above objectives by achieving the following 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 multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2013 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science electrical engineering program was 293 students. There were 31 graduates of the program for the 2012-2013 academic year (includes summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 graduates). 

Fall 2013 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science computer engineering program was 190 students. There were 19 graduates of the program for the 2012-2013 academic year (includes summer 2012, fall 2012 and spring 2013 graduates). 

For more information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center (ASEC), 157
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3904.
Tel: 330-972-7483
Fax: 330-972-6487

Dr. Abbas Omar,
Professor and Chair,
aomar@uakron.edu

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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