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Program Educational Objectives

The Objectives of the ECE undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are to educate graduates to become productive, accountable, and responsible professionals in engineering who will:

1.  Apply their engineering skills, through theory and application, in industry, government, society, or in graduate school;

2.  Practice high technical and ethical standards and communicate their work to colleagues, industry, and professional organizations;

3.  Work effectively and contribute in interdisciplinary fields while encouraging expression and valuing diversity;

4.  Understand the importance of lifelong learning and continuous professional growth in a changing world as shown through self-directed learning, specialized trainings, certifications, licensing, and graduate programs.


Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of
graduation. Graduates of the WSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The WSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Electrical Engineering Enrollment and Graduate Data:

Academic Year Student Credit Hours ♦ Declared Majors* Graduates
2011-2012 98 122 6
2012-2013 971 143 4
2013-2014 1474 157 10
2014-2015 1657 187 20
2015-2016 1846 198 22
2016-2017 1978 219 32
2017-2018 1769 206 23
2018-2019 1769 203 21
2019-2020 TBA 215 11

Computer Engineering Enrollment and Graduate Data

Academic Year Student Credit Hours ♦ Declared Majors* Graduates
2015-2016 1846 0 1 (Spring 2016)
2016-2017 1978 34 0
2017-2018 1769 67 0
2018-2019 1769 84 4
2019-2020 TBA 107 TBA


*As of the third week of Fall semester

♦ Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (ECE) Student Credit Hours are combined.