Objectives and Outcomes

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Program Educational Objectives

The objective of the Electrical Engineering program of the University of New Orleans is to produce graduates who are successful practitioners of electrical and computer engineering and appreciate the value of furthering their education.

Driven by the University's urban mission and the needs of, and our ties with, industry in the Gulf Coast region, the Electrical Engineering program meets the demands of the following industries:

  • Energy and petrochemical
  • Data and telecommunications
  • Computer engineering
  • Information and systems technologies
  • Consulting
  • Industrial power and controls
  • Electronics design and manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding

The Electrical Engineering program also meets the demands of national industries and serves as a foundation for graduate education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UNO Electrical Engineering program acquire, during their education at UNO, certain abilities, knowledge, and professional qualities.  Before graduating from the Electrical Engineering program all students must meet and demonstrate they have met the following outcomes:

  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 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
  12. knowledge of probability and statistics and an ability to apply this knowledge to solve electrical engineering problems
  13. knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, computer science, engineering sciences and electrical engineering necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components
  14. knowledge of advanced mathematics including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics
  15. an ability to manage engineering projects