Electrical Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The educational objectives of the USD electrical engineering (EE) program are to develop graduates who:

  • Are able to apply their electrical engineering and broad academic backgrounds in their professional and personal endeavors
  • Can adapt to evolving job responsibilities
  • Can contribute effectively on a team and provide leadership in their professional careers

To achieve these objectives, the EE Program has been designed to ensure that graduates have achieved the following student outcomes:

  • 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
  • A 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 [in the profession]
  • 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 applications in electrical engineering