Computer Engineering Mission statement, Objectives and Outcomes
Mission of the Vanderbilt Program in Computer Engineering
The program in Computer Engineering will prepare undergraduate students to accept and fulfill responsibilities across a broad spectrum of activities, including:
- The practice of Computer Engineering.
- Academic careers in Computer Engineering.
- Other areas in which a preparation in Computer Engineering will support significant contributions to the field, including finance, medicine and law.
- Service to the engineering community and the community at large.
Within 2-4 years of graduation, Computer 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
Graduates of the Computer Engineering Program are expected to demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice