The Catholic University of America


Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the electrical engineering program within a few years of graduation will:

  1. Use their broad knowledge of electrical engineering as a foundation for on-going learning, and to have realized some success early in their professional careers and/or in the pursuit of graduate studies.
  2. Use their creative and critical reasoning skills to solve technical problems, ethically and responsibly, in service to society.
  3. Use their mathematical and scientific knowledge to solve emerging real-world problems related to power, electronics, control systems, image analysis, signal processing and communication systems, and will use their communication, organization and teamwork skills for the execution of complex technological solutions.
  4. Use their communication skills in bridging the divide between advanced technology and end users in the practice of electrical engineering.

Student Outcomes

Based on our program educational objectives, we expect our graduates to possess the following abilities and properties:

  • SO1: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • SO2: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • SO3: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • SO4: An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • SO5: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • SO6: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • SO7: An ability to communicate effectively
  • SO8: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • SO9: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • SO10: A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • SO11: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data

The enrollment and graduation data from 2010-2015 in the Electrical Engineering program is below. 


Figure 1: Total undergraduate enrollment in Electrical Engineering program from 2011 to 2015.

Figure 2: Total number of awarded degrees in Electrical Engineering program from the academic year 2010-2011 to 2014-2015.