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.

A. Graduates will be successful in the professional practice of engineering or other related fields. They will obtain employment appropriate to their background, interests, and education and will advance in their career field.

B. Graduates will engage in life-long learning; e.g., advanced education/degrees, professional development activities, and/or other career-appropriate options.

C. Graduates who are employed within engineering fields will demonstrate technical competence, such as identifying, formulating, analyzing, and creating engineering solutions using appropriate current engineering techniques, skills, and tools.

D. As appropriate to their professional or educational positions, graduates will (i) effectively communicate technical information in multiple formats, (ii) function effectively on teams, and (iii) develop and apply electrical/computer engineering solutions within global, societal, and environmental contexts.

Graduates are expected to be able to demonstrate:

  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 multi-disciplinary 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; and
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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 August 5, 2016