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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Power Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

Electrical Power Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (PDF)

These are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation. The audiences for objective statements are external constituents such as prospective students, alumni, employers, transfer institutions and student sponsors.

The Program Educational Objectives are modeled after the general objectives described by ABET. Once our students are out in the workforce they should be able to:

  1. Apply technical knowledge and skills in circuit analysis, electronics, controls, and computer programming for operation, testing and evaluation, as well as maintenance and managing of electrical power systems.
  2. Apply science based theory and calculus based mathematical concepts and tools to identify, analyze, evaluate, and solve technical issues in electric power systems.
  3. Design, develop, implement, and evaluate electrical devices, instruments and systems in support of electrical power grid and its operation.
  4. Work in diverse, multi-disciplinary professional teams, demonstrate effective communication and management skills.
  5. Maintain ethical standards, environmental concerns and social awareness.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for life-long learning, acquiring new knowledge, and mastering emerging technologies using new engineering standards and methods.

Student Outcomes

Electrical Power Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (PDF)

These are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

By the time students graduate, they should:

  1. Have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of the electrical power industry regarding generation, transmission, distribution, and electrical machines and their controls.
  2. Be able to apply their knowledge of electrical power principles, as well as mathematics and scientific principles, to new applications in electrical power.
  3. Be able to perform, analyze, and apply the results of experiments to electrical power application improvements.
  4. Be able to look at all options in design and development projects and creatively choose the most appropriate option for the current project.
  5. Have the ability to function effectively as a member of a project team.
  6. Be able to identify problems in electrical power systems, analyze the problems, and solve them using all of the required and available resources.
  7. Be able to effectively communicate technical project information in writing or in personal presentation and conversation.
  8. Be engaged in continuously learning the new practices, principles, and techniques of the electrical power industry.
  9. Comport themselves in an ethical, professional, and responsible manner.
  10. Be engaged in learning and appreciating the issues, both global, nationally, and locally that impact their lives and their chosen industry, and be sensitive to the impact of the issues on different constituencies.
  11. Be committed to continuous improvement, quality, and timely action within the electrical power industry and in their personal lives.
  12. Apply circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  13. Apply physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  14. Analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communication systems, computer systems, or power systems.
  15. Apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
  16. Utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.