Mission, Objectives & Outcomes

Engineering Department Mission Statement:

UMass Boston's Engineering Department is committed to excellence in electrical and computer engineering education, in research and scholarships, and in strong service to our students, professional and technical societies, and the community.

Engineering Department Educational Objectives:

Within a few years of graduation from UMB with Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, students are expected to have:

  1. Developed careers in engineering and other related fields that enhance the quality of life for all people through technical proficiency, innovative design and socially responsible development of products and systems;
  2. Engaged in advanced study, if desired, in pursuit of research and academic professions that contribute to technological and scientific advancement and education;
  3. Become leaders at their place of employment through leading edge knowledge of their field and keen understanding of team dynamics;

ECE Program Outcomes:

The student who completes the electrical engineering program or the computer engineering program shall:

  1. Be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. Be able to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. Be able 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. Be able to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. Be able to communicate effectively;
  8. Have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. Have knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. Be able to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.