The Electrical and Computer Engineering Program offers a balanced, integrated curriculum strong in both fundamentals and state-of-the-art knowledge. The curriculum embraces WPI’s philosophy of education, with a program characterized by curricular flexibility, student project work such as the Interactive Qualifying Project, and active involvement of students in their learning. Through this approach, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program seeks to have alumni who:
- are successful professionals based on their breadth of knowledge in the field of electrical and computer engineering ,and are prepared for both immediate professional practice as well as engagement with graduate study and lifelong learning;
- are effective contributors in business and society, demonstrating the ability to communicate, work in teams, and understand the broad implications of their work;
- are prepared broadly for both their professional and personal lives, providing the basis for effective leadership and informed citizenship.
Based on the program’s educational objectives, students will achieve the following specific educational outcomes within a challenging and supportive environment:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.