The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University Northwest is to serve our region, nation, and the world by:
- providing quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education featuring experiential learning, excellent teaching, and supportive resources;
- offering undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees to meet the needs of our students, communities, and industry;
- being a technical resource for industry and our local communities; and
- advancing the state-of-the-art in applications of science and technology.
Electrical or Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives
The Electrical or Computer Engineering curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of Electrical or Computer Engineering. Electrical Engineering students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as Communication and Signal Processing, Computer Systems, or Control Systems. Computer Engineering students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as Computer Hardware or Computer Software.
The educational objectives of these programs are to provide each graduate with:
- Engineering Competence – Graduates are competent and engaged professionals in their field
- Continuous Learning – Graduates continue developing professionally
- Professional Skills – Graduates demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills and are contributors in their profession
- Societal Awareness – Graduates recognize the societal, ethical and global impacts of their work
Electrical & Computer Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:
- Outcome a: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- Outcome b: An ability to design and conduct experiments, and as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Outcome c: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Outcome d: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Outcome e: An ability to identify, formulate and solve.
- Outcome f: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Outcome g: An ability to communicate effectively.
- Outcome h: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
- Outcome i: recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Outcome j: knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Outcome k: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.