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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics Complex is defined as: Complex engineering problems include one or more of the following characteristics: involving wide-ranging or conflicting technical issues, having no obvious solution, addressing problems not encompassed by current standards and codes, involving diverse groups of stakeholders, including many component parts or sub-problems, involving multiple disciplines, or having significant consequences in a range of contexts
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.