Mission and ObjectivesThe mission of the Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is to provide a high quality education in electrical engineering for our students and practicing professionals; create new knowledge and solve real world problems via innovative research, and disseminate this information for the benefit of society; and to engage in effective regional, national and international service and outreach.
The bachelor of science degree program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET www.abet.org.
Undergraduate Program: Educational Objectives
The Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida is committed to graduating electrical engineers who shall within a few years of graduation:
- Demonstrate a progression in technical competence and increasing responsibility in the practice of engineering.
- Engage in written and oral professional communication within and beyond the engineering community.
- Continue to develop professionally through life-long learning, advanced education, and other creative pursuits in science and technology.
The revised program educational objectives were approved by the entire faculty of the department. The PEOs were also reviewed and unanimously approved by the department's Industrial Advisory Board at the fall 2012 meeting and reviewed/voted on annually by the EE faculty and Advisory Board. Finally, the objectives were a point of inquiry on alumni and employer surveys.
Undergraduate Program: Student Outcomes
Our electrical engineering graduates will have:
(1) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying
principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
(2) 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
(3) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(4) 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
(5) 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
(6) an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.