Electrical Engineers develop electrical systems using knowledge of physics, mathematics, circuit design, electromagnetic theory, communication theory, control systems and signal processing. Electrical engineering historically involved how the generation, transmission and utilization of electrical energy. Today, electrical engineering applications also include control systems, robotics, automation, plasma, sensors, computers and imaging. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program emphasizes service, systems-based knowledge, and sustainability with an eye toward the interface of traditional electrical engineering with new and emerging fields, in particular unmanned aircraft systems, maritime sciences and marine biology that directly impact the Gulf Coast.
Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) describe the professional accomplishments that Electrical Engineering graduates are expected to achieve, within a few years of graduation. The PEOs are:
- Practice the electrical engineering discipline successfully within accepted professional standards.
- Continue to develop teamwork and communications skills to support a successful career in electrical engineering, including the ability to work with a diverse group of co-workers and others inside and outside the profession.
- Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of electrical engineering, including social, environmental and economic considerations.
- Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service.
- Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops, and develop mentee and mentor relationships.
- Become a leader of his/her chosen profession, including the assumption of management roles.
- Achieve recognition as a subject matter expert in electrical engineering, particularly by obtaining licensure as a professional engineer.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret dat
- 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 engineering practice
- an ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software and systems containing hardware and software components