Objectives & Outcomes
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) have been established in consultation with the major program constituencies including students, faculty, alumni, employers, and the Industrial Advisory Committee. Additional input was obtained from colleagues at accredited computer engineering programs across the nation. The PEOs are periodically reviewed to ensure that they are consistent with the University’s mission, and that the needs of the program’s constituencies are being met. The Program Educational Objectives presented become effective beginning Fall 2019. The current PEOs through Spring 2019 can be found at here.
Within a few years after graduation, graduates of the Computer Engineering are expected to:
- Advance in their profession as globally competitive leaders in their selected career field.
- Practice the profession ethically and responsibly throughout their careers, and contribute to the welfare of local, national, and global communities.
- Present and produce technical papers or media to enhance individual and organizational productivity.
- Engage in professional development throughout their careers to broaden their knowledge for significant contributions to technological innovation.
The Computer Engineering program has identified seven Student Outcomes (SOs) which prepare its graduates to meet the Program Educational Objectives.
Graduates of the program will have:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The implementation of these desired Student Outcomes is accomplished through the curriculum and extracurricular activities. Students have many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities offered by the program and the Department of Engineering.