Accreditation and Objectives

ABET Accreditation

ABET Inc. is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of more than 25 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.

ABET accredits over 3,100 programs at more than 660 colleges and universities worldwide. Over 2,000 dedicated volunteers participate annually in ABET evaluation activities.

ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Electrical Engineering program and the Computer Engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Electrical  Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech electrical engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science, and communication skills to a variety of electrical engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives:


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We expect that during the first three to five years following graduation, our graduates will:

  1. Successfully apply their knowledge and skills in electrical engineering in finding creative solutions to engineering problems involving electromagnetic phenomena, devices, or systems.
  2. Function as responsible and ethical members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social and economic ramifications of their work.

Graduates opting for an industrial career path will:

  1. Succeed in entering commercial electrical engineering practice as demonstrated by such indicators as:
    1. obtaining their first promotion,
    2. contributing to the competitive edge of their employer,
    3. being a productive member of an engineering team,
    4. demonstrating individual technical capability,
    5. generating high quality technical documentation,
    6. pursuing continuing education.

Alternatively, within three to five years following the completion of their degree, graduates pursuing an academic career path will:

  1. Succeed in full time graduate studies at highly respected graduate schools as demonstrated by either:
    1. earning a master's degree, or
    2. having made satisfactory progress toward a doctoral degree.

Electrical Engineering is a broad field, containing many areas of specialization. A graduate of the Michigan Tech Electrical Engineering program is qualified to apply a broad base of engineering and science skills to create a variety of device and system solutions and solve an array of technical issues with an emphasis in areas of electromagnetic phenomena and/or information processing.

Graduates will have also developed a specialized emphasis in a particular area with specific knowledge, technical skills, and a capstone design experience that will allow them to provide support to focused areas of larger solutions.

Computer Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Computer Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech computer engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science and communication skills to a variety of computer engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives:

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We expect that during the first three to five years following graduation, our graduates will:

  1. Successfully apply their knowledge and skills in computer engineering to specify, design, model, implement, program, and test integrated hardware/software systems as creative solutions to engineering problems.
  2. Function as responsible and ethical members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social and economic ramifications of their work.

Graduates opting for an industrial career path will:

  1. Succeed in entering commercial computer engineering practice as demonstrated by such indicators as:
    1. obtaining their first promotion,
    2. contributing to the competitive edge of their employer,
    3. being a productive member of an engineering team,
    4. demonstrating individual technical capability,
    5. generating high quality technical documentation,
    6. pursuing continuing education.

Alternatively, within three to five years following the completion of their degree, graduates pursuing an academic career path will:

  1. Succeed in full time graduate studies at highly respected graduate schools as demonstrated by either:
    1. earning a masters degree, or
    2. having made satisfactory progress toward a doctoral degree.

A computer engineer views a computer-based system as a continuum of technologies spanning both sides of the traditional analog/digital systems boundary and the traditional hardware/software boundary. The ability to integrate all of these technologies into a single system, and to make hardware/software trade-offs, makes the computer engineers uniquely qualified to conceive, design, and build complete computer-based systems to serve a wide variety of applications.