University of Hawaii

Department of Electrical Engineering

Objectives & Outcomes

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives for the Electrical Engineering Program:

  1. Electrical Engineering graduates should be engaged in the practice of electrical engineering in industry, education, and public service.
  2. Graduates should contribute to the technological and economic development of Hawai`i, the U.S., and beyond.
  3. Graduates should be prepared for admission to top graduate programs.
  4. Graduates should be motivated toward and engaged in continuous professional development, through individual effort and advanced professional education.
  5. Graduates should provide technical leadership, with an understanding of the broader ethical and societal impact of technological developments, and the importance of diversity in the workforce.

Program Educational Objectives for the Computer Engineering Program:

  1. Computer Engineering graduates should be engaged in the practice of computer engineering in industry, education, and public service.
  2. Graduates should contribute to the technological and economic development of Hawai`i, the U.S., and beyond.
  3. Graduates should be prepared for admission to top graduate programs.
  4. Graduates should be motivated toward and engaged in continuous professional development, through individual effort and advanced professional education.
  5. Graduates should provide technical leadership, with an understanding of the broader ethical and societal impact of technological developments, and the importance of diversity in the workforce.

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

All graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program are expected to have demonstrated:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. This includes probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to electrical engineering; mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics; sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical science); and engineering topics (including computer science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

All graduates of the Computer Engineering Program are expected to have demonstrated:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. This includes probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to computer engineering; mathematics through differential and integral calculus and advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics; sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical science); and engineering topics (including computer science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. A knowledge of discrete mathematics.

Graduate Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Department of Electrical Engineering adheres to the student learning outcomes of the Graduate Division:

"In general, a student who has successfully complete the graduate degree requirements should be able to

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the methodology and techniques specific to the field of study.
  2. Communicate both orally and in writing at a high level of proficiency in the field of study.
  3. Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work.
  4. Function as a professional in the discipline."