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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering – Electrical & Computer Engineering


ECE Program Goals, Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Rowan ECE Program Goals

Rowan’s Electrical and Computer Engineering program is designed to produce effective engineers who can excel in a broad spectrum of environments and challenges, and sustain productivity throughout their career. We prepare our graduates to:

  1. Perform as agile problem solvers
  2. Become articulate, capable, and effective communicators
  3. Possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Facilitate transdisciplinary discourse
  5. Be sensitized to contemporary issues
  6. Be competent in essential engineering and ECE knowledge





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Rowan ECE Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad and long term career accomplishments our students are expected to achieve within a few years of graduation.

Through a rigorous program of study featuring continuous and increasingly challenging subject matter complemented with project-based learning, supervision, and mentoring, Rowan’s ECE program prepares its students to be successful and productive members of the engineering profession. Therefore, within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Rowan’s ECE program will have demonstrated that they are:

  1. Proficient technologists, successful in solving current and evolving engineering needs and challenges of their chosen field of work, as evidenced by their continuous and gainful employment, career advancement to positions that come with increased professional responsibilities, or through their entrepreneurial activities;

  2. Continuing to learn, evidenced by development of their professional knowledge and skills by pursuing advanced degrees or through other continuing education opportunities in engineering or other professional areas;

  3. Responsible professionals, actively serving their profession as evidenced by their active participation in professional societies, and/or their recognition of service to the profes-sion or society.

Rowan ECE Program Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are technical and professional skills our students are expected to attain by the time of graduation.

At the time of graduation, graduates of the Rowan ECE program will have attained the following skills as required for an engineering program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

  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;
  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.