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The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Outcomes

  • Electrical and computer engineering graduates should demonstrate:
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Program Educational Objectives

  • Electrical and computer engineering graduates should:
  • Contribute to the economic development of Texas and beyond through the ethical practice of electrical and computer engineering in industry and public service
  • Exhibit leadership in technical or business activity through engineering ability, communication skills, and knowledge of contemporary and global issues
  • Continue to educate themselves through professional study and personal research
  • Be prepared for admission to, and to excel in, the best graduate programs in the world
  • Design systems to collect, encode, store, transmit, and process energy and information, and to evaluate system performance, either individually or in teams
  • Use their engineering ability and creative potential to create technology that will improve the quality of life in society