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Objectives and Outcomes
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Educational Objectives
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Youngstown State University offers students a high standard of engineering education. In fulfillment of its mission, as well as the missions of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and the University, the following Program Educational Objectives are established for the Electrical Engineering Program.
Within a few years of graduation, our graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate technical competency in Electrical Engineering and its related fields while utilizing and disseminating engineering knowledge and skills.
- Design, analyze, test, and implement systems and devices which meet realistic economic constraints in engineering practice, regionally and globally.
- Practice engineering ethically and responsibly, both individually and in diverse teams, while considering global issues and the importance of engineering in society.
- Sustain career growth through life-long learning in their engineering professions and post-graduate education.
To achieve the Program Educational Objectives after graduation, our students must attain the following Student Outcomes by the time of their graduation:
- 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 multidisciplinary 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; and
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.