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Program Objectives and Outcomes

Statement of Goals and Objectives

The goals of the Department of Electrical Engineering's academic programs are to provide quality education and to foster leading-edge research as means of training highly qualified engineers and leaders of tomorrow, in keeping with the mission of the University of Notre Dame. The educational objectives through which this goal is met are:

  • Graduates will successfully participate in the electrical engineering profession.
  • Graduates will enroll in and complete high quality MS, PhD, JD, MBA and MD programs.
  • Graduates will exploit the breadth in their education to secure a diverse set of initial positions and will demonstrate professional agility in adapting to varied career paths and changing professional landscapes.

Program Outcomes

EE Graduates will possess:

  1. Ability to identify electrical engineering problems and apply mathematical, scientific and                 engineering knowledge to their solution.
  2. Ability to conceive and execute experiments, and interpret results with insight appropriate to their training.
  3. Ability to meet performance criteria in the design of components and engineering systems.
  4. Ability to work effectively in groups representing varied engineering disciplines.
  5. Understanding of their ethical responsibilities to the engineering profession and the community at large.
  6. Communications skills appropriate to the profession.
  7. A sufficiently broad education to understand the societal impact of engineering activity.
  8. An appreciation of the importance of life-long learning.
  9. Knowledge of current issues.
  10. Ability to use their skills and tools as necessary in engineering practice.

For Program Enrollment and Degree Data (Table D-1), click here.