Mission and Objectives

The degrees offered by ECE, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Computer Engineering are accredited by ABET, the Engineering Accreditation Commission. Our mission and objectives for each major as outlined below are designed to meet ABET standards and the University’s mission.

Data on the number of students enrolled in the majors, and the degrees awarded in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are available on the Department Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded page housed on the College of Science and Engineering web site.

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree

Our Mission:

The mission of the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.E.) is consistent with the Mission of the University of Minnesota in Teaching and Learning, and the Teaching Mission of the College of Science and Engineering: to provide rigorous and stimulating education in electrical engineering, to maintain international pre-eminence in creation and dissemination of knowledge, and to serve the private and public sectors through collective experience and expertise of faculty and students.

Our Program Educational Objectives:

• Our graduates will excel in technical jobs with increasing responsibility and authority early in their careers.
• A significant fraction of our students will pursue graduate studies in the first several years following graduation
• Our recent graduates will hold their professional responsibilities in high regard, giving back to their communities and society
• Our graduates will engage in lifelong learning

Our Student Learning Outcomes:

In the course of successfully completing the B.E.E. degree, our students will demonstrate the following outcomes:
• 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

4 Year Plan for B.E.E.

Bachelor of Computer Engineering Degree

Our Mission:

The mission of the Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree (B.Comp.E.) is consistent with the Mission of the University of Minnesota in Teaching and Learning, and the Teaching Mission of the College of Science and Engineering: to provide rigorous and stimulating education in electrical engineering, to maintain international pre-eminence in creation and dissemination of knowledge, and to serve the private and public sectors through collective experience and expertise of faculty and students.

Our Program Educational Objectives:

• Our graduates will excel in technical jobs with increasing responsibility and authority early in their careers.
• A significant fraction of our students will pursue graduate studies in the first several years following graduation
• Our recent graduates will hold their professional responsibilities in high regard, giving back to their communities and society
• Our graduates will engage in lifelong learning

Our Student Learning Outcomes:

In the course of successfully completing the B.Comp.E. degree, our students will demonstrate the following outcomes:
• 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

4 Year Plan for B.Comp.E.