The mission of the Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is to provide a comprehensive program of instruction that will enable graduates to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment and continued advancement in the field of electrical engineering. The program will provide high-quality career-ready candidates for industry as well as teaching and research careers. Faculty and students will engage in applied research in emerging technologies and provide professional services to their communities.
Program Educational Objectives
In support of this mission, the Program Educational Objectives for the BSEE program are:
The graduates of the BSEE program will possess a strong technical background as well as analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that enable them to excel as professionals contributing to a variety of engineering roles within the various fields of electrical engineering and the high-tech industry.
The graduates of the BSEE program are expected to be employed in electrical engineering positions including (but not limited to) design engineers, test engineers, characterization engineers, applications engineers, field engineers, hardware engineers, process engineers, control engineers, and power engineers.
The graduates of the BSEE program will be committed to professional development and lifelong learning by engaging in professional or graduate education in order to stay current in their field and achieve continued professional growth.
The graduates of the BSEE program will be working as effective team members possessing excellent oral and written communication skills, and assuming technical and managerial leadership roles throughout their career.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program must have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- 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.
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- an ability to communicate effectively.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- a recognition for the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long (independent) learning.
- a knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- a knowledge of differential and integral calculus and advanced mathematics including differential equations, linear algebra, vector calculus, complex variables, Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, and probability and statistics with appropriate applications.
- a knowledge of basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components, as appropriate to program objectives.
The curriculum map for the Electrical Engineering program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2010-11 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.