Mission and Program Outcomes


Our mission is to join the university in furthering knowledge through teaching, research and public service. We have close relationships with area industries, contributing to an ongoing exchange of ideas that benefits students, alumni and the community.

Educational Objectives

We prepare our graduates for professional careers by giving them skills in engineering, science and communication. They demonstrate these skills by:

  • Finding employment in related fields.
  • Pursuing advanced study and/or life-long learning opportunities.
  • Participating in professional and entrepreneurial activities.
  • Using their skills ethically to benefit humanity.
  • Communicating effectively, within and outside of the profession.
  • Accepting cultural differences and participating in teams effectively.
  • Realizing the importance of meeting customers' needs.

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates have the ability to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems by applying engineering, science and mathematics principles.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that consider public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations, and make informed judgments that consider the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  • Be part of an effective team that provides leadership, creates a collaborative and inclusive environment, establishes goals, plans tasks, and meets objectives.
  • Develop and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge using appropriate learning strategies.

Contact Us

Department of Electrical Engineering
Engineering Building 330
590 Garden Road 

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

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