Program Educational Objectives
The Program Educational Objectives of the Electrical Engineering Program are for our graduates to be successful engineering professionals who will:
- Demonstrate analytical engineering skills such as the ability to design and evaluate electrical and computer engineering systems.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills in oral, written and electronic media.
- Demonstrate teamwork and/or leadership skills.
- Continue to improve their professional value through lifelong learning.
- Serve the larger community through social-environmental awareness, entrepreneurship and economic development.
The following restatement of these objectives:
The objective of the Electrical, Computer, and Bioelectrical Engineering Programs is to prepare students for careers as practicing engineers in areas such as digital systems, embedded processor applications, digital communications, control systems, sensor networks, biomedical signal processing, microelectronics, computer security, and power networks. These careers are in applications, development, research, and design of electric and electronic systems and devices. Electrical Engineers are involved in the design and development of telecommunications networks, cellular telephones, computer and other microprocessor-based devices, consumer electronics, control systems for space vehicles and robots, and in many aspects of the power and automotive industries.
The department offers a concentration in Computer Engineering. The objective of the computer engineering concentration is to prepare students for a career in the area of Computer Engineering as it relates to the design of integrated software/hardware systems with both high- and low-level computer systems programming and applications to electrical systems. Computer engineers are responsible for the design, implementation, and application of computers and digital systems. The field covers hardware, software, and the interaction between them. The Computer Engineering concentration integrates courses on computer science fundamentals from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of Temple University into the curriculum.
The department also offers a concentration in Bioelectrical Engineering. The objective of the Bioelectrical Engineering concentration is to prepare students for careers in the emerging areas of biomedical signal and image processing, assistive devices for the impaired, and bioelectronics. The Bioelectrical Engineering program of study utilizes courses in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology from the Departments of Biology and Kinesiology at Temple University as part of the curriculum.
The curriculum in Electrical, Computer, and Bioelectrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (ABET). The curriculum features required courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, General Education, and the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer, and Bioelectrical Engineering. The ABET minimum requirement for graduation is 124 semester hours, and students must satisfy the minimum requirement in each category as shown below. “Approved Elective” courses include elective electrical engineering courses, and a selection of math, science, engineering, and computer science courses as approved by the department chair. Students should consult the department chair or their academic advisor for any questions concerning the credit distribution.