Electrical Engineering Accreditation

Vision and Mission

WSU Tri-Cities electrical engineering program is ABET accredited. ABET is the recognized accrediting agency for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET is a federation of 28 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for more than 70 years.

To rank in the top 50 programs nationally by providing an experience-enhanced education and conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in engineering.

  • Educate graduates for professional leadership, civic influence, and lifelong learning.
  • Provide an education based on a theoretical, experimental, and ethical foundation and enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships, international studies, interdisciplinary programs, or programs in entrepreneurship.
  • Conduct research and develop technology to address present and future societal problems.
  • Advance the state-of-the-art in areas incorporating technical disciplines from computing.
  • Collaborate with researchers from other disciplines to address societal grand challenge problems.
Undergraduate Enrollment & Graduation Data
Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Undergrad Total Graduate Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
Current Year 2013 FT 10 9 17 20 56 1 **13 **2
PT 1 5 7 13 6
1 2012 FT 8 14 14 12 48 2 12 1
PT 5 5 9 19 6
2 2011 FT 6 7 1 13 27 10 0
PT 3 1 3 3 10 7
3 2010 FT 4 2 1 6 13 1 9 2
PT 4 4 5
4 2009 FT 3 1 8 12 1 10 0
PT 1 1 3
Electrical Engineering Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Note: Enrollment report follows ASEE reporting categories. 4th and 5th year students are reported together in the 4th year column. Part time students are reported under total enrollment column, and not by individual enrollment year.

FT–full time
PT–part time
**Estimate. Official numbers will be available in October 2014.

Constituencies

Coming soon!

Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Educational Objectives

As can be demonstrated in the years following graduation:

  1. Our graduates have professional careers in industry or academia or are engaged in advanced studies.
  2. Our graduates keep abreast and adapt to changes in technology as well as the needs of a globalized society
  3. Our graduates are successful team members or team leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and act ethically.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret the data.
  3. An ability to design components, systems, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. An ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

EE Courses and Syllabi

The current Electrical Engineering courses and syllabi are available here.

Correspondence between Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives
Student Outcomes

Program Objectives

  1. Careers in industry or academia or engaged in advanced study.
  1. Keep abreast and adapt to changes in technology as well as to the needs of globalized society.
  1. Are successful team members or team leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and act ethically
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering X X X
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data X X X
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 X X X
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams X X
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems X X X
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility X X
g) an ability to communicate effectively X X
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context X X
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning X X
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues X X
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice X X X
Coverage of Student Outcomes in EE Classes
Course by Semester
Student Learning Outcomes
First Semester
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MATH 171 Calculus I
X
CptS 121 Program Design
X
X
X
X
ENGR 120 Innovation in Design
X
X
X
X
X
ENGL 101 Introduction to Writing
X
HIST 105 Roots of Contemporary Issues
X
X
Second Semester
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b
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f
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MATH 172 Calculus II
X
CptS 122 Data Structures
X
X
X
X
EconS 101/2 Introduction Micro/Macro Economics
X
X
Arts Elective
X
Third Semester
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b
c
d
e
f
g
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MATH 220 Introduction to Linear Algebra
X
MATH 273 Calculus III
X
PHYS 201 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
X
X
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I
X
X
EE 214 Design of Logic Circuits
X
X
X
X
X
Fourth Semester
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b
c
d
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MATH 315 Differential Equations
X
PHYS 202 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
X
X
EE 234 Microprocessor Systems
X
X
X
X
X
X
EE 261 Electrical Circuits I
X
X
EE 262 Electrical Circuits Laboratory I
X
X
X
Fifth Semester
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b
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d
e
f
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EE 311 Electronics
X
X
X
X
EE 321 Electrical Circuits II
X
X
EE 331 Electromagnetics
X
X
EE 352 Electrical Engineering Laboratory I
X
X
X
X
X
Engineering Science Elective I
X
X
Sixth Semester
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
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EE 341 Signals and Systems
X
X
EE 361 Power Systems
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
EE Track Elective I
X
X
MATH 360 Probability and Statistics
X
Engineering Science Elective II
X
X
Seventh Semester
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
EE 415 Design Project Management
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
EE Track Elective II
X
X
EE Track Elective III
X
X
Biological Sciences Elective
X
X
ENGL 402 Technical Writing
X
Eighth Semester
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
EE 416 Electrical Engineering Design
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
EE Track Elective IV
X
X
EE Track Elective V
X
X
Diversity Elective
X
X
Humanities Elective
X
X
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

2013–2014 Academic Year

A student learning outcome is deemed achieved when a set attainment threshold is met or exceeded. In the establishment of such a threshold, the students who participate in the assessment process for each outcome are designated as the “assessed” students. In the Electrical Engineering (EE) program, the attainment threshold for each outcome  is hence set at 75% of the assessed students attaining that outcome according to the EE program outcome assessment process. If the percentage of assessed students attaining an outcome either ranges between less than 75% and 60% or falls below 60%, then it is deemed that there is either a concern or a weakness in the attainment of that outcome. In the 2013-2014 academic year, all the ABET student learning outcomes were attained in the EE program, with all attainment levels exceeding the attainment threshold, as illustrated in the figure. In particular, 8 outcomes were attained at a level exceeding 80% of assessed students achieving those outcomes, with 4 outcomes attained at a level exceeding 90%.  

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