Electrical Engineering


Student Learning Outcomes

Updated: December, 2016
Current for the 2016/17 Academic Year

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.  The student outcomes of the WSU Electrical Engineering program are identical to those of Criterion 3 for the 2011-2012 ABET accreditation cycle of engineering programs, the criterion under which the program received its accreditation.  Criterion 3 is currently undergoing a revision at ABET, but the new criterion 3 has not yet been adopted.  So, criterion 3 for the 2015-2016 academic year is the same as that for the 2014-2015 academic year:

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program will have:

  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 within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  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, economic, environmental 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.