ABET Electrical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Our programs benefit from continuous assessment of learning outcomes and educational objectives mandated by both Northern Arizona University and by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. Results from these assessment activities and discussions with our Electrical Engineering Program Advisory Committee are used to make program and course changes. This results in programs that better meet the learning needs of students and better meet the demand for graduates who can be successful in their chosen career. Below are the educational objectives and learning outcomes for the BSEE program.
Mission and Vision
In order to produce graduates who are “wired for success”, the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University 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.
Mission and goals
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.
Program educational objectives (PEOs)
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering are to graduate students who are expected, within a few years of degree completion, to achieve the following objectives:
- be utilizing their education in their chosen career
- be utilizing their technical and communication abilities
- be competent in professional relationships
Program student learning outcomes (SLOs)
By the time you graduate from our undergraduate program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, you will have achieved the following student learning outcomes:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- An ability to 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to 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
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Annual student enrollment and graduation data
Data provided by NAU’s Office of Planning and Institutional Research
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- ** Number of master’s students enrolled and graduated are for all engineering and computer science disciplines because both masters programs are interdisciplinary, making it impossible to determine accurate program numbers. The number enrolled in electrical engineering averages about 8 with 3 graduates per year.