Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the academic program is preparing the graduates to achieve. Within a few years of graduation, computer engineering alumni will:
- have a record of successful delivery through product development, service, patent applications, etc.
- provide both informal and formal leadership (e.g. lead specific team efforts or function as team leader, project manager, etc.)
- develop expert knowledge in at least one area that is seen as an asset by colleagues and management.
Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Graduates of the computer engineering program will attain:
- 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 multidisciplinary 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 of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
- knowledge of contemporary issues.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- an ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics to computer engineering.