UMass Boston

Mission, Objectives & Outcomes

Engineering Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the department is to advance engineering education programs that meet or exceeds nationally recognized ABET standards for education and research, graduating capable students who find positive work experiences upon graduation. This will be done through support of a rigorous curriculum and active research portfolios pertinent to today’s environment, a strong connection to pedagogical advancement and service to our discipline, the university, the industry and the common good.

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. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.