Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering (EE) Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Committee of ABET <>. We have a continuous improvement process in place within the Department to ensure compliance with ABET requirements. This process is overseen by a faculty member from the Undergraduate Committee, Dr. Wei Ren, who is assisted by Electrical and Computer Engineering staff. We regularly collect quantitative metrics for all our courses to ensure that the program outcomes and educational objectives are met. In addition, we collect regular inputs from the Industrial Advisory Board, students, faculty and alumni to continuously evaluate, update and improve the objectives. The following two tables show, respectively, the Electrical Engineering total enrollment numbers and B.S. degrees awarded in the past few years.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Program Enrollment Numbers
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
322 281 301 329 317
B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering Awarded
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
58 54 56 61

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Education Objectives (PEOs) are listed below.

Graduates of UCR’s BS degree program in Electrical Engineering will meet high professional, ethical, and societal goals as demonstrated by accomplishing, at least one different item in each of two different categories:

Success in post-graduation studies as evidenced by:

  • Satisfaction with the decision to further their education
  • Advanced courses completed or advanced degrees earned
  • Professional visibility (e.g., publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards)
  • Professional responsibilities (e.g. professional mentoring, professional society membership and offices, reviewing and editorial work for professional journals)

Success in a chosen profession or vocation as evidenced by:

  • Career satisfaction
  • Promotions/raises (e.g. management leadership positions or distinguished technical positions)
  • Professional visibility (e.g., publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards)
  • Professional responsibilities (e.g. professional registration, professional mentoring, professional society membership and offices)
  • Entrepreneurial activities
  • Consulting activities

Contributions to society and profession as evidenced by:

  • Leadership roles
  • Public service
  • Mentoring / outreach activities
  • Volunteer service
  • Establishment and maintenance of professional networks

Student Outcomes

The following are the a-k Student Outcomes.

  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 multidisciplinary 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
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.