Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

In accordance with the ABET EAC and CAC accreditation criteria, the EECS faculty have established the following program educational objectives and student outcomes for students majoring in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science at the University of Evansville. The purpose of these objectives and outcomes is to ensure that graduates of the program are adequately prepared to enter the practice of their respective discipline. Recognizing that the performance of students and graduates is an important consideration in the evaluation of an institution, a system of ongoing assessment is conducted by the faculty to continuously improve the effectiveness of these programs.

"Graduates" are defined as EECS alumni within 3-5 years of graduation

"Students" are defined as EECS students at the time of graduation from the University of Evansville

The electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science programs share three educational objectives. Each objective is supported by several student outcomes. These outcomes support the ABET student outcome criterion as shown.

  • Objective 1: Graduates will be engaged in a professional career and/or continued or advanced study in their chosen field. This implies that graduates will recognize the value and necessity of lifelong learning.
    • Outcome 1a. Students will use math and science or computing to solve problems in their major field of study. (ABET EAC/CAC Outcome a, ABET CAC Outcome j)
    • Outcome 1b. Students will be able to apply the concepts of their field of study to formulate problems and identify creative solutions. (ABET EAC Outcome e, ABET CAC Outcome b)
    • Outcome 1c. Students will have mastered the skills and tools of their profession. (ABET EAC Outcome k, ABET CAC Outcome i)
    • Outcome 1d. Students will acknowledge the necessity of continuing professional development and will have the ability to engage in continuing professional development. (ABET EAC Outcome i, ABET CAC Outcome h)
  • Objective 2: Graduates will be engaged in applications of problem solving and communications skills for a wide variety of problems in engineering and/or computer science either as individuals or in teams.
    • Outcome 2a. Students will be prepared to be effective team members. (ABET EAC/CAC Outcome d)
    • Outcome 2b. Students will be able to determine the requirements of an "open-ended" problem statement, complete a design and implementation to fulfill those requirements, and evaluate the effectiveness of the design. (ABET EAC/CAC Outcome c, ABET CAC Outcome k)
    • Outcome 2c. Students will be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. (ABET EAC Outcome g, ABET CAC Outcome f)
    • Outcome 2d applies to electrical and computer engineering only.
    • Outcome 2d. Students will have the ability to take measurements and design an experiment. (ABET EAC Outcome b)
  • Objective 3: Graduates will be active participants in a local, national, or global engineering or computer science community.
    • Outcome 3a. Students will have the educational background that will enable them to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a broad context. (ABET EAC Outcome h, ABET CAC Outcome g)
    • Outcome 3b. Students will be cognizant of contemporary issues. (ABET EAC Outcome j, ABET CAC Outcome g)
    • Outcome 3c. Students will be able to make informed judgments of value in areas of ethics and professional responsibility. (ABET EAC Outcome f, ABET CAC Outcome e)

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