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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering Program Accreditation

Our program leading to the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http:/www.abet.org.

The program in Electrical Engineering will prepare undergraduate students to accept and fulfill responsibilities across a broad spectrum of activities, including:

  • The practice of Electrical Engineering.
  • Academic careers in Electrical Engineering.
  • Other areas in which a preparation in Electrical Engineering will support significant contributions to the field, including finance, medicine and law.
  • Service to the engineering community and the community at large.

Program Educational Objectives

Within 2-4 years of graduation, Electrical Engineering program graduates will demonstrate, or be prepared to achieve:

  • Successful careers, as reflected by advancement to positions that include greater responsibility and intellectual challenge
  • Successful performance in graduate or professional degree programs

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. A set of 11 suggested outcomes are provided by ABET and these have been adopted by the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. These outcomes are as follows:

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program are expected to demonstrate:

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

Student Enrollment, Number of Graduates, and Placement

The official enrollment is determined each Fall on the 22nd day of class. As of Fall  2017 81  undergraduate students were enrolled in the electrical engineering program. (EE/BME majors are counted 1/2 in this total)

The School of Engineering conferred  23  Bachelor of Engineering degrees in electrical engineering in May  2017 . Statistics concerning graduation rates and job placement are maintained by the School of Engineering and can be viewed at:

https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/docs/2017_VUSE_Placement_Highlights.pdf