Electrical Engineering Mission and Program Outcomes


The Department of Electrical Engineering supports the university and college visions by aspiring to be a competitive leader in the advancement of electrical engineering principles and practices. The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to provide exemplary education, research, and outreach to benefit industry, government and the community at large.

Program Educational Objectives

Northern Illinois University electrical engineering baccalaureate graduates are trained to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science and communication skills. Graduates demonstrate these skills by:

  • Utilizing concepts learned in electrical engineering in a professional field.
  • Contributing to the profession through continued involvement in activities that advance the profession.
  • Displaying excellent interpersonal abilities through effective communication.

Student Outcomes

The electrical engineering program is designed to provide our graduates with:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  • 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. 


Contact Us

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building 330
590 Garden Road 

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
815-753-1310 (Fax)

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