The Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Kentucky has a history of highly successful alumni that have become technical and professional leaders. It is our objective tprepare all future graduates for such success. This is summarized in the following”Program Educational Objectives”, which are focused on achievements of our graduates within five years of graduation:
It is our objective to prepare our graduates for a lifetime of success, and the program educational objectives indicate short-term steps along in that direction.
Whereas the Program Educational Objectives are objectives for the future success of our graduates, the “Program Outcomes” define the skills and knowledge that students should have upon graduation from our program. The program outcomes are listed below:
Students advancing through the program must demonstrate:
- 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 of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- a knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, as well as linear algebra, complex variables, discrete mathematics, probability, and statistics.
- 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
- a depth and breadth of knowledge over electrical engineering topics.
(The Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes listed above were approved by the faculty of the ECE department and the External Advisory Board of the department in Spring 2010.)