ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING 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
- Industrial power and controls
- Electronics design and manufacturing
The Electrical Engineering program also meets the demands of national industries and serves as a foundation for graduate education.
ABET 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:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.