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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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.

Objectives

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

Outcomes

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