The Department's Program Educational Objectives are a statement of what its graduates are doing or are capable of doing three to five years after graduation. The students in the computer engineering program receive a strong foundation in engineering science and design that will enable them to pursue productive careers in not only the computer engineering field, but can also be used as the foundation for careers in other areas such as business, management, and medicine. Typical industries in which the computer engineering graduate would be employed could include microprocessor/embedded system design, digital design, hardware/software integration, and computer architecture and parallel processing.
The Program Educational Objectives for the Computer Engineering program are that our graduates will be:
- Employed in industry, academia or government
- Successful engineers who develop innovative solutions for hardware and software design and construction of embedded systems, computer systems and other applications of modern computer engineering.
- Functioning on teams, exhibiting leadership, and making effective contributions to the benefit of their workplace and community
- Engaging in postgraduate education or pursuing professional development for continuously renewing and expanding their knowledge base
- Performing engineering practice in context that reflects awareness of the ethics of their profession, and of the impacts of their work on the profession and society at large.
These program educational objectives were developed with input from the program's educational objectives constituency consisting of:
- Employers (including CEEN Industry Advisory Board)
- Graduates of the program
- Faculty of the department
Method of obtaining assessment data, its evaluation, and implement of changes to PEO's
The assessment of the PEOs will include the constituents: program alumni, the faculty, and because the Program Educational Objectives are not expected to change often, the constituency groups will perform a formal review the assessment data, obtained from an alumni survey, for the Objectives every three years. The faculty and Industrial Advisory Board will review the PEO's at the semiannual ABET planning retreats and Advisory Board meetings using data from informal contacts with alumni, employers, and recruiters.
The alumni survey will be conducted every three years sent to graduates of the previous five years. Assessment data for the PEO's will be taken from the respondents of the last three to five years. The data from the two previous years will be used for other program improvement purposes.
The assessment data will be reviewed and revisions can be recommended for program improvement from any of the constituent groups. Changes to the PEO's will be made with the concurrence of each of the constituent groups.