The BS degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. As part of the ABET requirements, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has established the objectives and outcomes that are referenced below.
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for electrical and computer engineering at the Johns Hopkins University describe what ECE graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The PEOs are determined in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering External Advisory Committee and approved by the ECE faculty.
The educational objectives of the ECE program are:
- Our graduates will become successful practitioners in engineering and other diverse careers.
- Some graduates will pursue advanced degree programs in engineering and other disciplines.
ECE Student Outcomes
The program has student outcomes (1) through (7) that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analysis, and interpretation.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies, data and engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
The Faculty of the Electrical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins University are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience that prepares students for further study and to professionally and ethically practice engineering in a competitive global environment. The mission of the program is:
- To provide a stimulating and flexible curriculum in fundamental and advanced topics in electrical engineering, basic sciences, mathematics, and humanities, in an environment that fosters the development of analytical, computational, and experimental skills that involve students in design projects and research experiences.
- To provide our electrical engineering graduates with the tools, skills, and competencies necessary to understand and apply today’s technologies and become leaders in developing and deploying tomorrow’s technologies.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
The Computer Engineering program at Johns Hopkins is supported by faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, who are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience that prepares students for further study and to professionally and ethically practice engineering in a competitive global environment. The mission of the program is:
- To provide students with a broad, integrated education in the fundamentals and advanced topics in computer engineering, basic sciences, mathematics, and humanities, in an environment that fosters the development of analytical, computational, and experimental skills, and that involves students in design projects and research experiences.
- To provide our computer engineering graduates with the tools, skills and competencies necessary to understand and apply today’s technologies and become leaders in developing and deploying tomorrow’s technologies.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
To meet the requirements for the BA degree, the program must include:
- Thirty (30) credits of ECE courses. Three (3) credits of computer science may be counted towards this requirement.
- Twenty (20) credits of mathematical statistics courses. Typically, these include Calculus I (110.108) and Calculus II (110.109) and Calculus III (110.202), or equivalent, and Linear Algebra (110.201). Elementary or pre-calculus courses such as 110.105 or 550.111-112 are not acceptable.
- Eighteen (18) credits of humanities and social sciences courses, including Practical Ethics for Future Leaders (660.400) (2 cr.), and Engineering Solutions in a Global, Economic, Environmental, and Societal Context (520.404) (1 cr.).
- Four (4) writing intensive (W) courses.
- Additional credits giving a total of at least one hundred and twenty (120) credits.
Students should be aware that the BA degree program is not accredited by ABET.