ELEC - ABET Accreditation


ABET Accreditation: Electrical Engineering


The B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to provide undergraduate and graduate level education in electrical engineering, perform research and other scholarly activities, and to furnish service to the state, nation, industry, and the profession.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the electrical engineering program are a statement of what its graduates are doing or are capable of doing three to five years after graduation. Electrical engineering is concerned with the production, transmission, and utilization of electrical energy and the transmission and processing of information. Employment opportunities for electrical engineers cover a wide spectrum of activities including design, development, research, sales, and management. These activities are carried on in industrial organizations, public and private utilities, the communications and computer industry, governmental and educational institutions, and consulting engineering firms. Careers may encompass electronic materials, nanotechnology, optical systems, communications, biomedical applications, signal processing, microelectronics design, energy systems, and electromagnetics. The objective of this program is to offer students an education to become productive electrical engineers and be active, contributing citizens of the nation and the world.

The Program Educational Objectives for the electrical engineering program are that graduates will be:
  1. Employed in business, academia, or government.
  2. Successful engineers who have established productive careers in their field and have contributed to improve and provide innovative and effective solutions in electrical engineering or related fields.
  3. Demonstrating technical and decision-making processes and the human interactions necessary to produce viable, responsible, and sustainable technological solutions.
  4. Engaging in lifelong learning, which may include postgraduate education, to successfully adapt to technological, industry specific, and cultural changes and to foster adept functioning in society.
  5. Performing engineering practice in a context that reflects awareness of the ethics of their profession and of the impacts of their work on the profession and society at large.

Student Outcomes

The Department of Electrical Engineering student outcomes are listed below. All graduates of the electrical engineering program are expected to have:
  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

Enrollment Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Electrical Engineering ABET Undergraduate Enrollment Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2016

Graduation Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Electrical Engineering ABET Degrees Conferred Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2016