ECE Department Mission
The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide a high quality engineering education to a diverse population ranging from those who would otherwise not pursue higher education to those seeking advanced degrees. This is accomplished by our unique integration of a committed and highly qualified faculty; innovative teaching and curricula; extensive opportunities for, and productivity in, research and practice; state of the art facilities; and a supportive learning environment. These educational experiences prepare our graduates for life-long learning and empower them to succeed in graduate school, and to excel and lead in professional careers.
The electrical engineering program will produce graduates who can:
- Utilize their academic and social preparation to excel in a rigorous engineering work environment; [success of graduates]
- Utilize lifelong learning habits and critical thinking skills in both individual and team settings to become an asset to their company/program; [d, i]
- Apply the fundamental principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve complex problems, which may be humanitarian, global, or contemporary in nature;[a, h, j]
- Utilize cutting edge technological skills, gained through undergraduate hands-on experiences, research, internships, and entrepreneurial activities, to analyze and solve open-ended problems; [b, c, e, k]
- Professionally document and present information and ideas in an organized manner for company meetings, team projects, etc.; [g]
- Maintain a disciplined approach to the engineering profession including time-management, character, reliability, and integrity; [f]
Electrical Engineering Program Outcomes
Graduates from the electrical and computer engineering department at
Morgan State University will have:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to 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 through oral and written communications
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides its students the opportunity to apply mathematical and physical concepts to engineering problems early in the curriculum, through laboratory and design experiences.
The Department has been following the philosophy of design across the curriculum for some time. In addition to the strong design experience integrated throughout the required courses, the electives offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills with additional open-ended problem solving. These problems are broad based, incorporating knowledge from specialty areas of communications systems, signal processing, microwave systems, solid state electronics, controls and automation and computer engineering. The computer engineering emphasis is a special component of the electrical engineering program, rounding, out the program by providing the necessary tools to meet the demands of the information age.
The primary objectives of the Department are consonant with those of the School of Engineering. In striving to develop a program of the highest quality, the program seeks to instill in its students the confidence and competence required to meet the challenges associated with careers in electrical engineering.
The primary objectives of the Department are to ensure that graduates of its program:
1. Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of electrical engineering;
2. Develop an ordered and logical approach to engineering problem solving;
3. Possess an effective command of oral and written communication skills
4. Are motivated to continue their professional growth and development through both formal and informal studies.