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ABET Accreditation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to serve society through excellence in learning, discovery, and outreach. We provide undergraduate and graduate students an education in electrical and computer engineering, and we aspire to instill in them attitudes, values, and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers.Through research the department strives to generate and disseminate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the State of Utah, the nation, and beyond.

Program Educational Objectives

The Electrical Engineering Degree program and the Computer Engineering Degree Program have the same program educational objectives. These are:


PEO 1: Graduates will succeed in pursuing their chosen career path. The primary indicator of success is that graduates will establish a reputation among their peers for engineering expertise and sound ethical judgment. Other indicators of success include:

  1. Achieving professional advancement with increasing responsibility;
  2. Engaging in technology-based entrepreneurial activities;
  3. Engaging in advanced study in engineering graduate programs or related areas.

PEO 2: Graduates will engage in a continuous process of life-long learning. Evidence of such engagement includes activities such as:

  1. Staying abreast of emerging technologies;
  2. Obtaining new skills or developing proficiencies with tools and programming/hardware description languages;
  3. Actively participating in professional communities.

Student Outcomes

The student learning outcomes of the Electrical Engineering Degree program and the Computer Engineering Degree program are the same. These outcomes are governed by ABET, which has established the following student outcomes (denoted as the “a-k”):

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to anaylize and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary 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, economic, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Course to Student Outcome Map

Table 1

    # PI type Course A B C D E F G H I J K
pi1 1.1 exam question 2700                    
1.2 final project 2700                
pi2 2.1 lab experiment 3700              
2.2 simulation 3700                
pi3 3.1 lab experiment 3410              
3.2 simulation 3410                
SA[EE] sa[ee].1 assignment 3870                  
sa[ee].2 lab experiment 3640              
SA[CE] sa[ce].1 assignment 5720                  
sa[ce].2 lab experiment 5600              
pi4 4.1 assignment 3810              
4.2 ethics quiz 3810            
4.3 interview 3810            
pi5 5.1 assignment 4830              
5.2 project proposal 4820                
pi6 6.1 senior design 4840  
6.2 exist interview N/A
pi7 7.1 alumni survey N/A

(Shaded courses are required for table 2)

Table 2

Course Number and Name a b c d e f g h i j k
ECE 2290 - Electrical Circuits 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1
ECE 2700 - Digital Circuits 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
ECE 3410 - Microelectronics I 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
ECE 3620 - Continuous-Time Sys. and Signals 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 3640 - Discrete-Time Systems and Signals 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 3710 - Microcontroller HW/SW 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 2
ECE 3810 - Engineering Professionalism 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1
ECE 3870 - Electromagnetics I 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1
ECE 4820 - Engineering Design I 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0
ECE 4830 - Engineering Communications I 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0
ECE 4840 - Engineering Design II 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1
ECE 4850 - Engineering Communications II 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1
ECE 4250 - Internship / Co-op 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
ECE 5140 - Electrical Energy Engineering 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2
ECE 5220 - Electro-optical Engineering 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2
ECE 5230 - Spacecraft Systems Engineering 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1
ECE 5240 - Space System Design 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 1
ECE 5310 - Control Systems 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 5320 - Mechatronics 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
ECE 5340 - Mobile Robots 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
ECE 5410 - Semiconductor Devices 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2
ECE 5420 - Microelectronics II 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2
ECE 5440 - Analog VLSI I 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
ECE 5460 - VLSI Design Automation 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
ECE 5470 - VLSI Design 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
ECE 5600 - Introduction to Computer Networks 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2
ECE 5630 - Digital Signal and Image Processing 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 5640 - Real-Time Processors 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 2
ECE 5660 - Communication Systems I 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 5680 - Transceiver Systems Engineering 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
ECE 5700 - Introduction to Microfabrication 2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
ECE 5720 - Computer Systems Prog and Arch. 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2
ECE 5750 - Computer Architecture 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 2
ECE 5770 - Microcomputer Interfacing 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2
ECE 5780 - Real-Time Systems 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 2
ECE 5800 - Electromagnetics II 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 2
ECE 5810 - Microwaves I 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 2
ECE 5850 - Antennas I 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
ECE 5930 - Introduction to Power Electronics 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2
ECE 5930 - Computer Security 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2
ECE 5930 - Advanced Electrical Energy 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
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