Mission

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering embraces the missions of Marquette University and its College of Engineering. It is the mission of the department to offer students high-quality, up-to-date, nationally recognized programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering that prepare them for successful careers marked by a commitment to lifelong learning and a deep concern for the impact of their work on others; to advance the frontiers of technical and scientific knowledge through research; and to serve their professional and civic communities.

Objectives

The educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs derive from the department’s vision for its graduates. Alumni of these programs, particularly those individuals who have completed their undergraduate education within the last two to five years, will be thriving professionals who apply the knowledge, skills and values gained through their study of computer or electrical engineering at Marquette.

Specifically, our graduates are

  1. Engaged in solving significant problems in engineering or another field as employees in the public or private sector, as students pursuing an advanced or professional degree or as volunteers.
  2. Capably contributing as members of engineering or other problem-solving teams and communicating effectively within the team and to the team’s clients.
  3. Advancing in their professional careers — taking on increasing responsibilities and leadership roles.
  4. Continually learning, whether in a formal degree program or by participating in professional conferences and continuing education programs.
  5. Acting responsibly when making professional and personal decisions — serving as examples to those around them.

Outcomes

To monitor our students' progress in attaining these outcomes, the department has adopted a set of rubrics for each. To access the rubrics, click on the outcome’s letter.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has specified 12 abilities or traits that we expect graduates of our programs to have. They are:

(A) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

(B) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data

(C) 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

(D) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(E) an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems

(F) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(G) an ability to communicate effectively

(H) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

(I) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(J) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(K) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Students studying in lab

Overview

Electrical engineers work on the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and how we use it. Computer engineers design and build the hardware and software that run our global marketplace. Think about the gadgets you plug into on a daily basis. How many of them are powered by electricity or computer technology?

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Contact

 

Dr. Edwin Yaz
Department Chair
Professor

(414) 288-6820
edwin.yaz@marquette.edu