Mission, Program Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes

Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Electrical Program Criteria.

Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission(s) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Computer Engineering Program Criteria.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering embraces the missions of Marquette University and its College of Engineering. It is the mission of the department to offer students high-quality, up-to-date, nationally recognized programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering that prepare them for successful careers marked by a commitment to lifelong learning and a deep concern for the impact of their work on others; to advance the frontiers of technical and scientific knowledge through research; and to serve their professional and civic communities.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs derive from the department’s vision for its graduates. Alumni of these programs, particularly those individuals who have completed their undergraduate education within the last two to five years, will be thriving individuals who apply the knowledge, skills and values gained through their study of computer or electrical engineering at Marquette.

Specifically, our graduates

  1. Apply engineering skills and knowledge to solve significant problems.
  2. Substantially contribute as members of problem-solving teams.
  3. Effectively communicate within their organization and to their customers.
  4. Advance in their careers by taking on increasing responsibilities and leadership roles.
  5. Continuously learn through advanced degree programs, professional conferences, or continuing education.
  6. Act with integrity, serving as examples to those around them.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs should have:

  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.

Annual Student Enrollment by Major

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Computer Engineering Program   118   115  100   75   67
Electrical Engineering Program   88    89   74   75   62

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded by Major

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Computer Engineering Program      19     16      29      30      20
Electrical Engineering Program     22     24      25      26      22