ELEC - ABET Accreditation

ABET Accreditation

Education Objectives
The Electrical Engineering department prepares graduates whose career and professional accomplishments, within three to five years after graduation, include:
  1. Demonstration of a fundamental understanding and skill level in mathematics, science, and basic electrical engineering that has enabled them to succeed in more advanced courses and has served them well in the understanding of new technology.
  2. Demonstration of an understanding in adequate detail about selected specific areas of electrical engineering as a critical step in career development.
  3. Proficient application of knowledge using state-of-the-art approaches derived from engineering sciences and practice to produce practical solutions to electrical engineering problems.
  4. Demonstration of technical and decision-making processes and the human interactions necessary to produce viable, responsible, and sustainable technological solutions.
  5. Engagement in lifelong learning, which may include postgraduate education, for successful adaptation to technological and cultural changes and to foster adept functioning in society.
Process for Review and Revision
Program Educational Objectives are not expected to change often. The constituency groups have an opportunity to review the objectives every three years in a formal setting, such as an External Advisory Committee (industrial and alumni advisory board) or Student Advisory Committee meeting. Formal assessment is obtained through surveys of employers and alumni about every three years. The responses are communicated to the Student Advisory Committee, the External Advisory Committee, and the program faculty. The assessment data is reviewed and revisions recommended for program enhancement from any or all of the groups. Objectives changes are approved by the Student Advisory Committee, External Advisory Committee, and program faculty before being instituted.

Electrical Engineering 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, including differential and integral calculus and differential equations.
  2. An ability to apply knowledge of science and electrical engineering.
  3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret the data, and to report on the results.
  4. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet a desired need within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, societal, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  5. An ability to function on teams, including multidisciplinary teams.
  6. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering.
  7. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  8. An ability to communicate effectively.
  9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  10. The recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  11. Awareness of technical and nontechnical issues and their impact in the practice of engineering.
  12. An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools, especially computer-based tools, for engineering practice.
Undergraduate Students Undergraduate Enrollment
(Fall 2013)
Degrees Awarded
Electrical Engineering (Lincoln) 261 38

Process for Assessing Student Achievement
The evaluation of and degree to which the Student Outcomes are met is accomplished by collection of data from external reviews (Academic Program Reviews, APR), Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) requirements of the institution, our Student Advisory Committee (SAC), our External (industrial) Advisory Board (EAB), from alumni, and by use of grades in required courses. Information from the employer and alumni surveys is used to assist in student outcome assessment.
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