Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

 

Educational Objectives

The UAB electrical engineering (EE) undergraduate program prepares its graduates to

  • Succeed in a career in electrical engineering or in further education,
  • Approach problem solving with an engineering mind set, and
  • Grow professionally.

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering undergraduate program strives to instill the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors in its students by the time of 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
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

accredited-eac-web The UAB BSEE program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.