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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The Citadel Electrical Engineering program prepares graduates to:

  • Succeed in the practice of electrical engineering, by ethically and judiciously applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering methods to solve problems facing a technologically complex society.
  • Apply and operate current hardware and software tools, equipment, and development environments to conduct and/or lead engineering analysis, design and research.
  • Value and pursue lifelong learning, not only to keep current in electrical and computer engineering fields, but also to sustain an awareness of engineering-related issues facing contemporary society.
  • Pursue graduate education and/or professional registration as desired or required.
  • Be principled leaders with strong communications and team-building skills.

 

Student Outcomes

The Citadel’s Electrical Engineering program includes assessment to demonstrate that students obtain:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.