Program Educational Objectives
The program has identified short term and long term educational objectives.
The following goals apply to graduates within years one to four following graduation.
- Reflecting their broad education in electrical engineering and the liberal arts, our graduates should be collectively employed or engaged in further study in a variety of fields and professions within and outside of electrical engineering.
- Our graduates should be productive members of society and of their professions.
- Our graduates should be able to articulate how their Union College education has prepared them to achieve their career and life goals.
The following goals are added to those above for graduates five or more years after graduation.
- Our graduates should show evidence of career advancement or completion of academic studies.
- Our graduates should show evidence of life-long learning by having gained expertise in an area unfamiliar to them upon graduation.
- Our graduates should show evidence of professional recognition and continued professional development.
Graduates from the Electrical Engineering program will have
- 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 multidisciplinary 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