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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science : Electrical Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Enrollment Data 

We design and change the Electrical Engineering program by first considering, along with our program constituents, what our graduates should be able to do five to seven years after completing the program, combining their academic learning with later experience. This produces our objectives, which we adjust every several years, again with the help of constituents.
 
Program Educational Objectives
 
Five to seven years after graduation, cadets who major in Electrical Engineering will have been successful Army officers who have:
  • Applied their engineering, management, and leadership skills in service of their country.
  • Demonstrated intellectual growth through self-study, continuing education, and professional development in the Army.
  • Provided technical leadership and disciplinary knowledge as Army Officers with a broad understanding of the potential ethical and societal impacts of technology.
  • Applied engineering methodology and creativity to Army problems while effectively communicating across mediums and cultures.
  • In order to reach these objectives, which are rather abstract, we make day-to-day decisions about courses and lessons using desired outcomes. These list the things our cadets should be able to do upon graduation. We consider adjustments to outcomes each year when program assessment results are reviewed.
     
    Student Outcomes
     
    Upon graduation, cadets who major in Electrical Engineering can:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, probability, statistics, physical science, engineering, and computer science to the solution of problems.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems.
  • Apply techniques, simulations, information and computing technology, and disciplinary knowledge in solving engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments to collect, analyze, and interpret data with modern engineering tools and techniques.
  • Communicate solutions clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams.
  • Apply professional and ethical considerations to engineering problems.
  • Incorporate understanding and knowledge of societal, global and other contemporary issues in the development of engineering solutions that meet realistic constraints.
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn on their own.
  • Initial Enrollment and Graduation Data
    Class
    Enrolled
    Graduated*
    2013
    33
    27
    2012
    14
    11
    2011
    23
    16
    2010
    22
    19
    2009
    45
    34
    *Numbers reflect graduates from both the Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering with Honors majors