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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5600
Fax: 785-532-1188
ece@k-state.edu

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:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. 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

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. 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

5. 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

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 

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

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. 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

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. 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

5. 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

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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.