Program Education Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Our ECE undergraduate programs educational objectives (PEO) are reviewed periodically by our constituencies in order to ensure that they reflect current industrial and academic trends, and to adapt our Program to a continuously and rapidly changing globalized society.

  1. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will achieve successful careers in Electrical/Computer Engineering or other fields that require technical and/or professional skills and knowledge
  2. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will pursue continuous professional development, including advanced study and/or research in technical or professional fields
  3. Howard University Electrical/Computer Engineering graduates will demonstrate active engagement and leadership within professional/community activities, with a special emphasis on African-American and other underrepresented communities

Student Outcomes

Our electrical and computer engineering programs demonstrates that our graduates have:

(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 multi-disciplinary teams

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

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(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.

(l) an understanding of issues related to minorities and gender diversity, society and culture, and historical awareness of Africa and its Diaspora.

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