The mission of the electrical engineering program is to promote learning in electrical engineering through integrated activities in teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishments, and service.
The educational objective of the bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) program in the Department of EECS at Syracuse University is to prepare well-rounded graduates that are ready for work and ready for change.
- Well-rounded graduates of the BSEE program are known by their professional competence, innovative thinking, ability to work individually and in diverse teams, leadership abilities, communication skills, and integrity.
- Graduates of the BSEE program who are ready for work are engaged in applying the knowledge acquired in their major, combined with their problem solving abilities, to produce feasible solutions to problems, in a timely manner, which are deemed important in industry, government, or academia.
- Graduates of the BSEE program who are ready for change exhibit the intellectual flexibility necessary to solve new problems in innovative ways by integrating multiple viewpoints from several disciplines in search of the best possible solutions, or applying their knowledge to different professional disciplines.
Electrical engineering is based on scientific principles governing the motion of charged particles through conductors, semiconductors, or even a vacuum. These phenomena can be harnessed in a variety of applications such as in the treatment of disease, optical, satellite, and computer communications, power transmission, control of robots, radio and television broadcasting, and development of microelectronics for computers and analog circuits.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Engineering design is taught in each of the four years of the electrical engineering program. Beginning with ECS 101 in the first year, students are required to formulate solutions to a variety of open-ended laboratory projects. As the students progress through their sophomore and junior years, the projects increase in complexity requiring additional creativity and knowledge. Finally, in the senior year the students are required to complete a major design project that builds upon their mastery of the fundamental concepts of mathematics, basic sciences, the humanities and social sciences, engineering topics, and communication skills.
In addition to successfully completing the requirements for the bachelor of science in electrical engineering, graduates from this program must also achieve the following student outcomes:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science.
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data.
(c) an ability to design systems to meet specifications.
(d) an ability to function independently and in teams.
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering and scientific problems.
(f) an understanding of professional, ethical, and safety considerations.
(g) an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
(h) an understanding of the role of science and engineering in society.
(i) a recognition of the necessity of lifelong learning.
(j) an understanding of contemporary issues through a broad liberal arts education.
(k) an ability to use the modern tools necessary for professional practice.
(l) an ability to think critically as evidenced by skills in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and inference.