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Accreditation Information

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Program Learning Outcomes (Student Outcomes) for the BSEE Degree
Upon completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, students will demonstrate:

     1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
     2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
     3. 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. 

     4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
     5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
     6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
     7. An ability to communicate effectively.
     8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and 

         societal context.
     9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
   10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
   11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Program Educational Objectives for the BSEE Degree
The faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department strives to provide high quality degree programs that emphasize fundamental principles, that respond to the changing demands and opportunities of technology, that challenge the exceptional abilities of Rice students, and that prepare these students for roles of leadership in their chosen careers.


In support of this goal, the B.S. in Electrical Engineering prepares students to meet the following program educational objectives :

     1. Practice electrical and computer engineering, and related fields, and/or obtain an advanced degree in electrical and 

         computer engineering, and related fields. 
     2. Use mathematical modeling and problem solving skills in electrical and computer engineering and other technical applications. 
     3. Analyze, incorporate, and adapt to new technical and scientific developments. 
     4. Assume increasing professional responsibility and enhance communication and teamwork abilities. 


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