Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to build and sustain a teaching and research program to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of hardware and information processing oriented electrical engineering, complementing the computer science and computer engineering programs, serving industry, science and government and bringing faculty and staff a rewarding career in teaching, research and service.”

Objectives

  1. Fundamentals: Provide classroom and laboratory instruction in the prerequisites for a career based on electrical engineering, including theory, design and the basic science upon which future technology will be based.
  2. Scope of application: Provide students with theory and practical knowledge in hardware and information oriented electrical engineering, including a variety of opportunities for specialized further study.
  3. Professional development: Develop in students the basis for a high quality, profession approach to engineering, including skills in clear communication, teamwork, responsibility, high ethical standards, a desire for lifelong learning and participation in the professional engineering community.
  4. Encouragement and motivation: Creation of a milieu supportive of effective learning, enthusiastic teamwork and an appreciation for engineering accomplishment, including interactive learning space, undergraduate research opportunities and readily available mentoring and advising.
  5. Transition to an engineering career: Develop both individual creative skills for personal achievement as well as interpersonal skills for a team project environment, including an ability to apply research to engineering and opportunities for experience in an industry setting.

Summary of Objectives:

The educational objectives that the Electrical Engineering Dept. strives to provide for students are focused on five areas: fundamental prerequisites in theory, design and basic science for a career based on electrical engineering; a scope of application that provides theory and practical knowledge as well as specialized training in hardware and information oriented electrical engineering; a professional approach to engineering in terms of high quality work skills in communication, teamwork, responsibility, high ethical standards and participation in lifelong learning and the professional engineering community; encouragement and motivation based on a milieu of readily available opportunities, mentoring and advising; and the basis for a successful transition to an engineering career, including an ability to apply research to engineering and opportunities for experience in an industry setting.