EE - Mission, Objectives, Outcomes
Our mission is:
The Electrical Engineering program's mission is to lead students to be innovative, ethical engineering professionals through solid education at the undergraduate level, by providing opportunities to participate in research, and by responding to the needs of the Central Texas region, the state of Texas, and the nation. We achieve this mission by:
- Engaging colleagues and students in new and more effective ways to transmit knowledge to the next generation of electrical and computer engineers
- Engaging colleagues and students in pioneering, scholarly, multidisciplinary research efforts
- Creating an inclusive environment which emphasizes ethics and integrity and fosters creativity, appreciation for all ideas, and respect for others
- Seeking and maintaining bonds with our alumni and the industries which hire them
- Maintaining a student-centered atmosphere for undergraduate education and research
The objectives of the program are to produce graduates who will, in 3-5 years of receiving the EE degree, attain the necessary skills and abilities to:
- Analyze, design, develop, optimize, and implement complex systems in the context of modern engineering work.
- Contribute to the solution of practical problems in industrial, service, and government organizations by applying skills acquired through continual learning.
- Enjoy fulfilling engineering careers, including professional advancement, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of graduate studies
- Practice engineering while observing appropriate technological, organizational, societal, global, and ethical contexts
Each graduate is expected to have:
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 ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, 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.
A. A knowledge of probability, statistics, and mathematics through differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.
B. A knowledge of sciences and engineering topics (including computer science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.