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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5600
Fax: 785-532-1188

Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 1-5p.m.

Program Accreditation and Information

ABET logoThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in electrical engineering and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in computer engineering at Kansas State University are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  

ABET is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accrediting agency for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, and we are recognized as an accreditor by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares graduates. In addition, the accreditation process:

  • assures that graduates of an accredited program are adequately prepared to enter and continue the practice of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology;
  • stimulates the improvement of technical education; and
  • encourages new and innovative approaches to technical education and its assessment.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies. Input from the ECE Advisory Council and industry representatives was considered in setting these objectives.

Electrical Engineering Program Objectives
  1. Graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
  2. Most graduates will pursue continuing education opportunities relevant to their careers.
  3. Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines.
  4. Some graduates will pursue professional registration.
Computer Engineering Program Objectives
  1. Graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
  2. Most graduates will pursue continuing education opportunities relevant to their careers.
  3. Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines.
  4. Some graduates will pursue professional registration.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

The electrical engineering program will enable students to attain the following by the time of graduation:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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

d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The computer engineering program will enable students to attain the following by the time of graduation:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering

b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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

d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. An ability to communicate effectively

h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. A knowledge of contemporary issues

k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Information on undergraduate enrollment and degrees awarded can be found on the following pages:

Biomedical Engineering

The new Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering is not currently accredited, but will seek ABET accreditation according to its process and guidelines for new engineering programs.