The mission of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University Calumet is to serve Northwest Indiana by:
- Providing quality undergraduate education,
- Providing quality graduate education,
- Being responsive to the educational needs of engineering students,
- Being a technical resource for local industry and communities, and
- Advancing the state-of-the-art in the application of science and technology to engineering.
Program Educational Objectives
The Electrical or Computer Engineering curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of Electrical or Computer Engineering. Electrical Engineering students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as Communication and Signal Processing, Computer Systems, or Control Systems. Computer Engineering students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as Computer Hardware or Computer Software.
The educational objectives of these programs are to provide each graduate with:
- Engineering Competence - Graduates are competent and engaged professionals in their field
- Continuous Learning - Graduates continue developing professionally
- Professional Skills - Graduates demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills and are contributors in their profession
- Societal Awareness - Graduates recognize the societal, ethical and global impacts of their work
Electrical & Computer Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:
- Outcome a: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- Outcome b: An ability to design and conduct experiments, and as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- Outcome 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.
- Outcome d: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Outcome e: An ability to identify, formulate and solve.
- Outcome f: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Outcome g: An ability to communicate effectively.
- Outcome h: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
- Outcome i: recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Outcome j: knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Outcome k: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- Outcome l: An ability to apply their engineering knowledge to solve industrial problems.
GOAL 1: Provide High-Quality Education in an Experiential Environment
- Actively recruit high quality students
- Improve student retention
- provide high-quality academic guidance
- cultivate an active learning environment
- enhance student organizations
- Enhance curriculum
- provide a strong ABET-accredited curriculum
- develop new program based needs
- Provide students with challenging and relevant engineering oriented design, research, and internship/coop opportunities
GOAL 2: Increase Faculty Scholarly Activities
- Increase publications and sponsored research projects
- Develop signature areas
- Encourage and support collaborative scholarly activities
- Increase the number of students participating in research and design projects
GOAL 3: Increase Community, Industrial, and Professional Outreach
- Provide programs and services that meet the needs of industry and the community
- Increase industrial and community involvement in senior design projects, faculty and student projects and research, and internship/coop opportunities
- Perform outreach activities with the local schools, industry, and community
- Promote service in professional organizations
GOAL 4: Increase Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Program Excellence
- Recruit, retain, and reward high-quality faculty and support staff
- Obtain adequate office space and research facilities (space and equipment) for the department, faculty, and graduate students
- Provide faculty and staff with support for curriculum innovation, scholarly activities, and professional development