Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives
The Citadel Electrical Engineering program prepares graduates to:
• Succeed in the practice of electrical engineering, by ethically and judiciously applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering methods to solve problems facing a technologically complex society.
• Apply and operate current hardware and software tools, equipment, and development environments to conduct and/or lead engineering analysis, design and research.
• Value and pursue lifelong learning, not only to keep current in electrical and computer engineering fields, but also to sustain an awareness of engineering-related issues facing contemporary society.
• Pursue graduate education and/or professional registration as desired or required.
• Be principled leaders with strong communications and team-building skills.
The Citadel’s Electrical Engineering program includes assessment to demonstrate that students obtain an ability to:
1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2. 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. Communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
4. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.