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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, http://www.abet.org.

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.