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Computer Engineering Learning Outcomes

Each graduate of the computer engineering program will have demonstrated the ability to do each of the following:

1. Embedded computers. Analyze, design, develop, debug, and document embedded computer systems using software written in both assembly and higher level languages, and standard embedded computer peripheral devices to interface to hardware. Use appropriate techniques and modern embedded-computer development tools.

2. Digital systems. Analyze, design, develop, debug, and document combinational and sequential digital circuits. Analyze and design basic central processing units and memory systems for general-purpose computers. Use appropriate techniques and modern digital-systems development tools and implementation technologies.

3. Computer science. Analyze, design, develop, debug, and document programs in at least one structured high-level programming language. Use appropriate techniques and modern software development tools. Demonstrate basic knowledge of systems programming and operating systems.

4. Electrical engineering. Model, analyze, design, develop, and debug electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Use modern electronic design and test equipment.

5. Teamwork. Work productively in a multidisciplinary team, in particular to carry out projects involving computer engineering.

6. Ethics and professionalism. Act in a professional and ethical manner in the workplace.

7. Written and oral communication. Communicate e_ectively through written reports and oral presentations appropriate for other computer engineers or for non-technical audiences, as required.

8. Global and societal context. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

9. Lifelong learning. Independently acquire the information and understanding necessary to complete projects or undertake other responsibilities in unfamiliar areas from appropriate sources such as books, training courses, technical documentation, and application notes.

10. Contemporary issues. Understand contemporary issues, especially as they relate to employment as a computer engineer.

Electrical Engineering Learning Outcomes

Each graduate of the electrical engineering program will have attained the following outcomes:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) 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

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate efectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The computer engineering program aims to provide each of its graduates a solid educational foundation on which he or she can build a successful and sustainable career in computer engineering or a related field. In particular, all graduates of the Computer Engineering program should have:

1. the analysis, design, and documentation skills to qualify them for immediate employment in technical areas including

(a) hardware and/or software design of real-time embedded computer systems,

(b) design of complex digital systems, especially computers, and

(c) applications of real-time embedded-computer or other complex digital systems (in, for example, manufacturing, monitoring, control, or communications).

2. the teamwork, communications, and interpersonal skills to enable them to be productive members of interdisciplinary engineering teams.

3. the skills, confidence, professionalism, and experience to enable them to assume positions of technical and/or managerial leadership as their careers develop.

4. a solid foundation in basic mathematics, science, and electrical and computer engineering that will enable them to continue their professional development and sustain a life-long career in computer engineering, either through graduate study or continuing self-directed learning and development activities.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The electrical engineering program is designed to provide its graduates a solid educational foundation on which they can build successful and sustainable careers in electrical engineering or a related field. In particular, all graduates of the electrical engineering program will have:

1. the analysis, synthesis and design skills to qualify them for immediate employment or graduate study in the areas of electrical, electronic, and digital systems;

2. the teamwork, communications, and interpersonal skills to enable them to be productive members of interdisciplinary engineering teams.

3. the skills, confidence, professionalism, and experience to enable them to assume positions of technical and/or managerial leadership as their careers develop.

4. a solid foundation in basic mathematics, science, and electrical engineering that will enable them to continue their professional development and sustain a life-long career in electrical engineering, either through advanced course work or continuing self-directed learning and development activities.