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Program Educational Objectives

The University of Arkansas, the state land grant university, is a nationally competitive, student-centered, teaching and research university serving Arkansas and the world.  As part of the University of Arkansas, the Electrical Engineering Department, we'll provide the education necessary to establish the best foundation for electrical engineers at all degree levels, and prepare them to be nationally competitive leaders, skillful at undertaking the current and future challenges facing our world.

The educational mission of the department is conducted through both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) for the undergraduate program, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, are to produce graduates who in three to five years after graduation:

  1. Are recruited in a competitive market and valued as reliable and competent employees by a wide variety of industries; in particular, electrical engineering industries,
  2. Succeed, if pursued, in graduate studies such as engineering, science, law, medicine, business, and other professions,
  3. Understand the need for life-long learning and continued professional development for a successful and rewarding career, and
  4. Accept responsibility for leadership roles, in their profession, in their communities, and in the global society.

ABET Accreditation

The BS degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; https://www.abet.org.

These are the program's student outcomes

  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.

Retention and Graduation Information

Retention and graduation data is for first time, full time, new freshmen cohorts who enter the College of Engineering in the fall of the reported year.  All new freshmen are enrolled in a common first year experience and do not declare a major until mid-way through the spring semester of their freshman year.  The College of Engineering table tracks cohorts over a six-year period for the entire college.  The Department of Electrical Engineering table below tracks retention and graduation data rates, starting when those new freshmen join the department in their sophomore year.

Retention and Graduation Report 

of Students Enrolled in Circuits I in the Fall Semester

Electrical Engineering -- Overall 

 

YEAR

Circuits I Students

Admission

Graduation Rate

 

N

Avg. ACT

Avg. GPA

4th year

5th year

6th year

2010

 54 29 3.79 38.9%

66.7%

68.5%

2011

68

29.6

3.93

41.2%

47.1%

54.4%

2012

63

28.5

3.85

42.9%

55.6%

61.9%

2013

51

27.2

3.72

39.2%

58.8%

62.7%

2014

50

29.6

3.88

52%

70%

74%

2015

67

29.2

3.83

35.8%

56.7%

59.7%

2016

63

28.9

3.83

50.8%

63.5%

2017

69

29

3.87

35.9%

2018

81

29.1

3.87

 

2019

47

30

3.93

 

 

Data on total enrollments by year and total graduates by year is presented here.  This student data includes transfer and part-time students who are enrolled in the program.