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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 -

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. Students have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Students have the 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. Students have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Students have the ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. Students have the 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. Students have the ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Students have the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Numbers (Graduating Seniors)


ECE Undergrad Enrollment

Total ECE Graduates

2017fall 188
spring 225
2018fall 210
spring 235
2019fall 221
spring 193
2020fall 199
spring 253
2021fall 206
spring 242