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.
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.