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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:

  1. Engaging colleagues and students in new and more effective ways to transmit knowledge to the next generation of electrical and computer engineers
  2. Engaging colleagues and students in pioneering, scholarly, multidisciplinary research efforts
  3. Creating an inclusive environment which emphasizes ethics and integrity and fosters creativity, appreciation for all ideas, and respect for others
  4. Seeking and maintaining bonds with our alumni and the industries which hire them
  5. 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:

  1. Analyze, design, develop, optimize, and implement complex systems in the context of modern interdisciplinary engineering work
  2. Contribute to the solution of practical problems in industrial, service, and government organizations by applying skills acquired through formal and lifelong learning
  3. Enjoy fulfilling engineering careers, including professional advancement, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of graduate studies
  4. Practice engineering while observing appropriate technological, organizational, societal, global, and ethical contexts

Each graduate is expected to have:

  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 lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. A knowledge of probability, statistics, and mathematics through differential and integral calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics
  13. 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.