The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at St. Cloud State University continues the tradition of excellence and opportunity by providing advanced instruction and training for its students emphasizing practical aspects of electrical and computer engineering to meet the needs of the regional and state economies. This mission is fulfilled by achieving the Educational Objectives and Departmental Objectives.
The objectives are based on the departmental mission and the perceived needs of our constituents, and consistent with the ABET EC2000.
- Our graduates will have the ability to apply technical knowledge to analyze and solve practical electrical and computer engineering problems.
- Our graduates will have the ability to practice engineering in a professional manner with effective communication and teamwork skills.
- Our graduates will have the ability to pursue post-graduate or continuing education opportunities to acquire the latest knowledge and skills.
- Our graduates will be able to understand the societal and ethical issues associated with the engineering profession.
- The department will implement a program of continuous improvement to insure that our degree programs are of high quality and relevant to our constituencies.
- The department will maintain appropriate accreditations for our programs, and encourage participation in college and university accreditation activities.
- The department will pursue and maintain ties to industry and other institutions.
- The department will create an environment that values teaching effectiveness, scholarship, research, professional service and study in order to meet the above goals.
Engineering programs must demonstrate that their students attain the following outcomes:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,
economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for