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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Mission, Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes

The Electrical Engineering degree and the Computer Engineering degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is to prepare midshipmen to be leaders in today's technologically advanced Navy and Marine Corps by providing them with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering.

Our graduates:

  • Understand the principles that underlie electrical, electronic, and computational technology.
  • Can apply their knowledge quantitatively and qualitatively to solve technical problems.
  • Can communicate their ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively either independently or in teams.
  • Are aware of the larger moral and societal context for their actions, and are committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior.
  • Engage in lifelong learning so that they can continue to serve the nation and contribute positively to their community throughout their career, whether or not they are in uniform.

Educational Objectives

Three to eight years after graduation, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering desires its graduates to be selfless and inspirational Navy or Marine Corps officers, expecting them to be:

  1. Professional and articulate leaders, capable of guiding a team of warfighters in technically complex tasks.
  2. Innovative and adaptable engineers, demonstrating proficiency in electrical or computer engineering fundamentals and succeeding in a broad range of technical roles, naval service professional schools, and graduate engineering programs.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation students will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Electrical Engineering 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Enrolled 34 22 33 29 21 32 26 18 24
Graduated 30 20 24 24 11 26 26 18 19
Computer Engineering 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Enrolled  NA NA 16 18 14 18 15 12 17
Graduated NA NA 10 11 9 10 16 13 18
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