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ABET Goals

The goals of the three Bachelor of Science programs, computer engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering, are to prepare students for entry into the profession; to instill in students the capabilities required by the discipline, the recognition of the need to enhance the discipline, and the desire for life-long learning; and to equip students with a general knowledge of technical and non-technical disciplines so that they are prepared for further study in other fields including professional and graduate education.

Program Educational Objectives (All Majors)

  • Graduates who enter professional practice will demonstrate progression toward positions of technical responsibility or managerial leadership in their discipline.
  • Graduates who pursue full-time graduate or advanced professional study will successfully complete their programs of study in their discipline.
  • Graduates will meet their own and societal needs that are consistent with the goals of life-long learning, professional ethics, and leadership.

Student Outcomes for Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Majors

The computer engineering and electrical engineering programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Outcomes for Computer Science Majors

The computer science program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  2. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  8. recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  9. an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  10. an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  11. an ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

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