Program Educational Objectives
The Citadel Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering program prepares graduates to:
- Succeed in the practice of electrical engineering, by ethically and judiciously applying knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering methods to solve problems facing a technologically complex society.
- Apply and operate current hardware and software tools, equipment, and development environments to conduct and/or lead engineering analysis, design and research.
- Value and pursue lifelong learning, not only to keep current in electrical and computer engineering fields, but also to sustain an awareness of engineering-related issues facing contemporary society.
- Pursue graduate education and/or professional registration as desired or required.
- Be principled leaders with strong communications and team-building skills.
Methods used to evaluate the program’s success in meeting these objectives include:
- Periodic surveys of graduates and employers to gauge our graduates’ success, advancement and technical contributions in the workplace, and to identify potential gaps or areas requiring improvement in the curriculum.
- Annual evaluation by an ECE Advisory Board sub-committee of hardware and software tools, equipment, development environments and laboratory plans, to ensure currency and/or identify requirements gaps.
- Periodic evaluation of our graduates’ membership and roles in professional organizations, participation in formal continuing education opportunities, and other activities relating to lifelong learning.
- Monitoring of our graduates’ involvement and success in graduate study of engineering and related disciplines.
- Annual review of our graduates’ success in efforts to become professionally licensed.