Mission and Program Outcomes


The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to join the university in its commitment to the transmission, expansion and application of knowledge through teaching, research and public service. The department features close interaction with area industries and fosters an ongoing exchange of ideas to benefit its students, alumni and the community at large.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

As individuals or as members of teams, our graduates will have: A solid background in mathematics, science and engineering fundamentals that make it possible to acquire and use contemporary knowledge and tools to practice electrical engineering in a professional and ethical way as well as to succeed in graduate education; The ability to develop problem-solving skills to design and build systems and to communicate, orally and in writing, with others from inside and outside the profession.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Ability to apply their knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Contact Us

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building 330
590 Garden Road 

DeKalb, IL 60115-2854
Phone: 815-753-9974
Fax: 815-753-1289