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We are ABET Accredited!

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The Department of Electrical and Computer  Engineering's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information, visit the ABET website.

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The University of Maryland offers one of the most renowned electrical and computer engineering programs on the east coast; competing with other top engineering schools in the nation.  Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students are working on some of the most  challenging and exciting research projects of our time. With approximately 85 teaching and research faculty members, 825 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students and over $30 million in research expenditures, the department is one of the most active education and research units at the University of Maryland.

At the undergraduate level, the ECE department offers degree programs in Computer Engineering (in collaboration with the department of Computer Science) and Electrical Engineering.

Our undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are based on a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, and basic engineering science. The curriculum of the first two years is designed to enable our students to succeed in the final years of the program. With a graduation requirement of 120 credits in both computer and electrical engineering, most of our students complete their studies within four years. Opportunities abound for motivated students to become more engaged with the practical application of their curriculum including Undergraduate Research Fellowships, internship opportunities, professional engineering organization involvement, and student competitions.

 

Program Educational Objectives

Broadly stated, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the undergraduate major in electrical engineering pertain to the accomplishments and performance of our students 3-5 years after graduation. These objectives are determined in consultation with the various constituencies of the electrical engineering program and agreed upon and approved by a consensus of the faculty.

  1. Achieve a leadership position in a reputable industry or government institution.
     
  2. Achieve a graduate degree in a highly ranked academic program.
     
  3. Become an innovator and creative entrepreneur.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A comprehensive set of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) has been derived from the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs). These SLOs comprise the knowledge and skills all Electrical Engineering students are expected to possess by the time they graduate so the PEOs can be accomplished. The SLOs 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 multi-disciplinary 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 modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 

Enrollment and Graduation Rates

Our current undergraduate enrollment is 987 students distributed over all four years of study (as of Fall 2016).

For students who entered our department as freshmen in Fall of 2010, 40 percent graduated in four years and 56.8 percent graduated in five years with a B.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
 
Our five- and six-year graduation rates are nearly identical. That is to say that all of our students who graduate do so in five years or less.
 
For students who entered our department as freshmen in Fall of 2010, 56.8 percent graduated in four years and 85.6 percent graduated in five years with a degree from University of Maryland, College Park.
 

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