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College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

BS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Overview

Electrical/electronic engineering graduates from Chico are qualified for professional practice or graduate work in several areas of specialization. In addition to fundamentals of science and mathematics, the program provides a solid background in circuits, analog and digital electronics, microprocessors, and electromagnetics. The senior-level classes offered for electrical/electronic engineers include control systems, communication systems, digital signal processing, electro-optics, and digital system design. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Mission

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will educate each student to be a responsible and productive engineer who can effectively manage future challenges.

Goals & Objectives

The objective of the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Program is to produce graduates able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve electrical/electronic engineering problems.
  • Use industry standard tools to analyze, design, develop and test computer-based systems containing both hardware and software components.
  • Achieve success in graduate programs in electrical engineering or a related field.
  • Continue to develop their knowledge and skills after graduation in order to succeed personally and contribute to employer success.
  •  Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary development team and undertake leadership roles when appropriate.
  • Communicate their thoughts, in both written and oral forms, so that others can comprehend and build on their work.
  • Appreciate the importance of ethics in the profession and the need to act in society's best interest.

Student Learning Outcomes

Our EECE students should 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 multidisciplinary 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 in both oral and written forms.
  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.