Electrical Engineering ABET Accreditation
The mission of the Electrical Engineering program is to prepare the student for industry employment as an engineer in the area of Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field, or for graduate study in Engineering or related disciplines.
Extensive study in math, science, and engineering gives the Electrical Engineering graduate the ability to design components, processes, and systems to meet specifications and the ability to work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-management-drive environments. The curriculum is very hands-on and application oriented, using modern analytical tools and techniques to connect theory to practice. It provides both breadth and depth in topics including digital systems, electronics, signal processing, power systems and control systems. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers’ special responsibilities to protect the health and well-being of the general public.
ELEN Program Educational Objectives
Program objectives, as defined by ABET, are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments the program is preparing graduates to achieve, i.e. what we expect the graduates to be doing in the first few years after graduation.
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Electrical Engineering program were developed based upon the needs of our constituents to meet the knowledge, skills and values desired in both industry and graduate school. These PEOs are aligned with the mission of the university, the college, and the program. The Electrical Engineering PEOs are as follows:
- SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Graduates innovatively synthesize and leverage a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills for the successful practice of, or for advanced study in Electrical Engineering.
- PROFESSIONALISM: Graduates work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-management-driven environments, they uphold ethical standards, and actively participate in professional development.
- LEADERSHIP AND LIFELONG LEARNING: Graduates take on leadership roles, advance in their careers, and demonstrate an attitude of lifelong learning.
Strategies to prepare graduates to achieve the PEOs include: modeling of these behaviors by faculty; encouraging and facilitating connectivity for internships and undergraduate research; and providing opportunities for interactions with industry professionals and graduate program representatives. Evidence to support PEO achievement is obtained by maintaining contact with program alumni through email and social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook), through Tarleton’s Alumni Association, and through the Advisory Board, which includes several alumni.
ELEN Student Outcomes
The Student Outcomes support the program educational objectives and achievement of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.
The Student Outcomes for the Electrical Engineering program are defined as the ABET Criterion 3.1-7 Outcomes. Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program will have demonstrated the ability to:
- 3.1: identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 3.2: 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.
- 3.3: communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 3.4: 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.
- 3.5: function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- 3.6: develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- 3.7: acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Annual Student Enrollment
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- First program graduate – Fall 2015
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*Provisional values – the final ones will be available after fall Census Day.
In many of our classes, we only allow students to use calculators approved for the fundamentals of engineering (NCEES FE) exam. The one we most recommend is the TI 36X-Pro. It is available at the Texans Campus Store – check out their Technology page.