Assessment and Quality Improvement

Assessment of Program Educational Objectives, Learning Outcomes and CourseCompetencies

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, in conjunction with its constituencies (the University Administration, College of Engineering and Technology, department faculty, students, graduate programs, and employers), has set forth program educational objectives. These objectives define the life and career accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. Regular assessment is conducted by the department in order to measure the degree to which graduates achieve these objectives. Assessment instruments include alumni surveys, employer surveys, and evaluation by the Department External Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from industry and academia who assist the program in its quality assurance efforts.

To prepare graduates to achieve the program educational objectives, the department has established program learning outcomes, which define the skills, attributes, and knowledge that students should possess upon graduation. Student achievement of the learning outcomes is measured through course competency assessments, online university student learning evaluations, senior surveys and exit interviews, and other assessment instruments. Each course in the curriculum has associated with it one or more competencies, or specific skill, attrribute, or knowledge that supports a program learning outcome. These competencies are taught and assessed in each course in the undergraduate curriculum. Course competencies for each class are listed on the learning outcomess page.

Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement

Assessment data is evaluated by the program faculty to ensure that students have achieved the program learning outcomes at the time of graduation, and that alumni are attaining the program educational objectives after graduation. Improvements are made where needed to the program curriculum, classroom instruction, advisement, senior projects, laboratory exercises, and undergraduate research activities.

Periodically, the program educational objectives are reviewed and revised to ensure that the needs of the program constituencies are met, and if needed, the outcomes are modified to ensure that graduates are prepared to achieve the program educational objectives.

Enrollment and Graduation Data


Total Undergraduate Enrollment

Academic Year ECE CpE Total
Fall 2013 383 192 575
Fall 2012 406 166 572
Fall 2011 385 143 528
Fall 2010 390 149 539
Fall 2009 329 140 469

Total Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

Academic Year ECE CpE Total
2013-2014 TBD TBD TBD
2012-2013 63 14 77
2011-2012 71 12 83
2010-2011 55 17 72
2009-2010 55 23 78

Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering Baccalaureate Program and the Computer Engineering Baccalaureate Program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org.



(June 26, 2008)
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