Our Vision, Mission, Objectives, Distinctives & Learning Outcomes


Electrical Engineering Vision

In order to produce graduates who are "wired for success", the Electrical Engineering Department offers a student-oriented educational experience in preparation for the practice of engineering. The electrical engineering program emphasizes design, innovation, real-world applications, evolving technologies, use of industry caliber design, simulation and analysis tools and the development of teaming, communication, and thinking skills.

Electrical Engineering Mission

Provide a premier educational experience by faculty who are dedicated to teaching and innovation, who are continuously aware of technical, economic, and social trends and who are practitioners and contributors in their technical fields. This educational experience is characterized by: 

  • A curriculum that develops knowledge and skills required to be a successful engineer in the modern world.  
  • A balance between fundamental theory, applications, engineering design and learning skills to sustain a long successful career and make immediate and practical contributions to society.  
  • A curriculum that is responsive to changes in rapidly evolving technologies and the needs of society. 
  • A program that serves Arizona, the western region of the United States and the global community. 

Educational Objectives

Within 3-5 years after graduation, electrical engineering alumni will:

  1. Be utilizing their education in their chosen career 
  2. Be utilizing their technical and communication abilities 
  3. Be competent in professional relationships

Program Distinctives

  1. Be a leader in educational innovation and the use of technology in providing a quality learning experience 
  2. Attract and retain a diverse group of well-qualified and under-represented students and faculty 
  3. Foster and sustain advising and mentoring relationships between faculty and students  

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of physics and mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra, complex variables and differential equations 
  2. Apply knowledge of probability, statistics and transform methods 
  3. Construct and test hypotheses about system behavior by designing and conducting engineering experiments and analyzing and interpreting data and information 
  4. Employ professional skills and knowledge of the engineering design process within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 
  5. Function effectively in diverse disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams 
  6. Identify engineering problems, formulate descriptive models, and create, evaluate and synthesize solution
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical theories and codes and their application to professional engineering responsibility
  8. Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
  9. Demonstrate effective written communication skill
  10. Relate a broad education and contemporary issues to engineering solutions and express the interactions of global and societal events and engineering  
  11. Demonstrate global cultural competency
  12. Demonstrate the motivation and skills needed for life-long learning
  13. Demonstrate the ability to apply techniques, skills and engineering tools necessary for engineering practice