To provide an accessible, high quality, nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering that prepares students for productive careers, graduate study, and lifelong learning.
To become a nationally recognized Electrical & Computer Engineering Department that engages in the highest quality teaching and research, benefiting our students, our faculty, the University, the Boise region, the State of Idaho, the Nation, and society at large.
The Electrical Engineering program will demonstrate that its students attain the following outcomes:
- 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, formulates, and solves 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.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to the program name and objectives.
- Knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components, as appropriate to program objectives.
- Knowledge of advanced mathematics, typically including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.