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ECE Vision, Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

Vision and Mission

The vision of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology is to lead in the creation and development of intellectual and human capital in electrical and computer engineering and their applications in order to foster the technological, economic, and social enrichment of the State of Georgia, the nation, and the world. The mission of the School is to:

  • be one of the very best programs of electrical and computer engineering education, research, and its transfer to the community at large;
  • be recognized as a place that encourages excellence and diversity in thought and endeavor;
  • provide degree and professional education programs that produce graduates who are well prepared to enter and assume leadership roles in the profession; and
  • provide research and intellectual resources that address problems facing the industry and the world, while advancing the boundaries of disciplinary and multidisciplinary research and its applications.

Within five years after graduating, the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates will have the skills, knowledge, and choices to:

  • be successful and recognized leaders in professional practice in electrical and computer engineering or in related fields;
  • be adaptive-learners and lifelong innovators through advanced education/degrees, strategic professional development, and entrepreneurship that focuses on the needs of stakeholders;
  • be problem solvers who consider global, societal, and environmental impact and are prepared to address problems that are beyond conventional technical understanding and knowledge. Graduates will demonstrate technical competence, ethical reasoning, and creativity in identifying, formulating, analyzing, and developing solutions using appropriate techniques, skills, and tools;
  • be team builders, who lead and participate in culturally diverse teams and promote breadth of perspectives in developing, communicating, and executing solutions.

Graduates are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  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.

The learning outcomes for M.S.E.C.E. students are periodically reviewed by the ECE Graduate Committee, revised as appropriate and voted upon by the full faculty.

  1. Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering;
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems;
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield;
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. [Note: this outcome applies only to those students choosing the "Master's Thesis" option. Students completing the program in Shenzhen do not pursue the thesis option]

The learning outcomes for Ph.D. students are periodically reviewed by the ECE Graduate Committee, revised as appropriate and voted upon by the full faculty.

  1. Students will perform original research that has a potential of impact in the corresponding field.
  2. Students will demonstrate technical competence in a chosen area of study.
  3. Students will have the ability to communicate technical material effectively through written documents and oral presentations.

Last revised June 15, 2020