ECE Education Objectives and Student Outcomes/ABET Accredited

The Undergraduate Program in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

ECE Program Educational Objectives

The School of ECE strives to prepare graduates who:

  1. Make new discoveries in the field of ECE using analytical reasoning and state-of-the-art approaches derived from the engineering sciences and engineering practice;
  2. Create useful systems, components, or processes through agile, skillful, and innovative analysis and design, while respecting economic, environmental, cultural, and ethical standards or constraints;  
  3. Complete advanced graduate and/or professional programs of study, continually learn, and adapt to technological and cultural change;  
  4. Acquire technical and managerial leadership positions in their chosen fields;  
  5. Are valued in their careers for their professionalism, judgment, and experience;  
  6. Engage with their communities, profession, and the world.


ECE Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. 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;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. Knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications to electrical and computer engineering;
  13. Knowledge of advanced mathematics, including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics;
  14. Major design experience;
  15. An ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices; software; and systems containing hardware and software components.