Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Electrical Engineering BS

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation utilizing the knowledge gained from their academic program. The educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering BS are:

  • Graduates will have demonstrated growth in careers related to Electrical Engineering and become productive engineers.
  • Some graduates will pursue advanced degrees.
  • Graduates will engage in professional development activities to adapt to evolving technical challenges and career opportunities.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes define the knowledge and skills that will be mastered by our graduates. To enable Texas Tech EE and CMPE students to accomplish the Educational Objectives, the curriculum is designed to ensure students, at the time of graduation, have the following:

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

Electrical Engineering Program Specific Criteria

By the time of graduation, students must also be able

  • To apply probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to the program name.
  • To apply mathematics through differential and integral calculus; sciences (defined as biological, chemical, or physical science); and
  • To apply engineering topics (including computing science) necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
  • To apply must include advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Program Specific Criteria are presented in the 2017-2018 course catalog.

The Computer Engineering BS programand the Electrical Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Engineering Accreditation Commission


Fall 2017

Department Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 370 254 77 70 771
Computer Engineering 179 77     256
Electrical Engineering 191 177 77 70 515

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2016-2017
Degrees awarded: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 83 42 11 136
Computer Engineering 17     17
Electrical Engineering 66 42 11 119

Electrical & Computer Engineering