ABET Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

The Rutgers University - New Brunswick program in Electrical & Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

ECE Program Educational Objectives

The current educational objectives of the Electrical and Computer engineering program are that within 3-5 years:

  • Expectation: graduates will exceed the expectations of employers of electrical and computer engineers;
  • Advanced Study: qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire; and
  •  Leadership: graduates will pursue leadership positions in their profession and/or communities. 

ECE Student Outcomes

Students from the Electrical Engineering program will attain (by the time of graduation):

(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 multidisciplinary 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

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment Degree Data

The table shows five years of enrollment and degree data. Association with an engineering major typically starts  in the second year.