Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree Program Objectives and Outcomes

Students enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will possess these skills upon graduation.


The Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes listed below apply to both the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering degree programs at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Aviation, Engineering and Technology.

Electrical and Computer Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives are defined by ABET as broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The Program Educational Objectives for both the Electrical and Computer Engineering degree programs at Parks College of Saint Louis University are:

  • Our graduates will have acquired advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study in engineering, business, law, medicine, or other appropriate fields.
  • Our graduates will have established themselves as practicing engineers in electrical, computer or related engineering fields.
  • Our graduates will be filling the technical needs of society by solving engineering problems using Electrical or Computer engineering principles, tools, and practices.

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology has identified several objectives:

  • To provide an education with knowledge in mathematics, science, and Information Technology
  • To enhance written and oral communication skills
  • To provide an education of values in the tradition of the Society of Jesus
  • To provide an experience in cultural diversity
  • To provide a capstone experience

Student Outcomes for Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduates

Student Outcomes are defined by ABET as the skills that graduates will attain at the time of graduation. Student outcomes are listed below:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve 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 social context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Knowledge and application of probability, statistics, and advanced math.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and the basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic systems which may include hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of discrete mathematics.