Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives are defined as the expected accomplishments of graduates of the program in first few years after graduation. Graduates of the BSE Computer or Electrical Engineering program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell will be able to:

Be established and recognized as a valued professional and effective communicator in industries related to electrical, computer and electronic technologies. 

Practice their profession in a collaborative, team-oriented manner that embraces the multidisciplinary and multicultural environment of today’s business world. 

Engage in lifelong learning and professional development via post graduate education and participation in professional organizations. 

Function as a responsible member of society with willingness to mentor fellow employees and an understanding of the ethical, social and economic impact of their work in a global context. 

The student outcomes for the BSE degree in electrical or computer engineering at UMass Lowell are as follows. At graduation students should: 

  • A strong grounding in the fundamentals including the ability to formulate and solve engineering problems by applying the principles of mathematics, science and electrical & computer engineering. 
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize engineering problems including design and conduct experiments, use standard test equipment and interpret experimental data. 
  • Ability to design reliable systems, devices or processes from initial specifications to a deliverable system. 
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms. 
  • Ability to appreciate the complexities of professional environments, including taking responsibility for oneself, working effectively and professionally as a team member, and being mindful of ethical, economic, and contemporary concerns. 
  • Competence in taking the initiative for one's own professional development and recognition of the need and ability in engaging in post graduate education and lifelong continual learning. 
  • Ability to independently accomplish engineering tasks. 
  • Ability to enter industry with the engineering techniques, skills, and tools required to be able to solve real-world problems in electrical and computer engineering.