About Us

Mission and Objectives

The 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.

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, and the ability to contribute to the diversity of thought and creativity in the workplace.

  • 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 PEOs were reviewed by the Advisory Board and changes were recommended in Spring '18.  The recommended changes were reviewed by the entire faculty of the department in Spring 2019.  The modified PEO’s as approved by the faculty were presented to the Advisory Board in Spring '19.

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.