ABET Accreditation

Bucknell's electrical engineering and computer engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Mission Statement

The rapidly changing fields of electrical and computer engineering have great impact on human well-being. To meet the trust placed in our profession, students and faculty in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering continually strive to be:

  • Aware — we recognize the social and ethical dimensions of engineering.
  • Engaged — we seek transformative experiences and intellectual challenges.
  • Skillful — we merge knowledge with application in our professional identity.
  • Articulate — we are agile communicators who effectively reach diverse audiences.
  • Collaborative — we compassionately support each other to reach our full potential.
  • Contemporary — we create new opportunities by designing solutions to meaningful problems.

Program Educational Objectives

Bucknell’s broad, liberal education allows graduates to choose from many possible career pathways. The electrical & computer engineering program supplements this liberal education with quantitative reasoning skills and the ability to address complex, abstract problems so that in the years following graduation, Bucknell alumni:

  • Can utilize and adapt engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills to successfully address professional challenges across a diverse spectrum of career paths.
  • Are respected in their chosen field due to their professionalism, ethical grounding, effective communication skills, ability to work with others, and understanding of the broader societal contexts of engineering.
  • Apply their problem-solving skills and passion for lifelong learning to their chosen endeavors.
  • Are actively engaged with their profession and community and continue to develop professionally, socially and personally.

Student Outcomes

At graduation a Bucknell electrical or computer engineer:  

  • Knows the foundational principles of engineering and the context needed to use them by demonstrating:
    • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
    • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • Possesses the skills and abilities needed to practice electrical or computer engineering by demonstrating:
    • 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 develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Possesses the professionalism and attitudes needed to be an electrical or computer engineer by demonstrating:
    • 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.

Electrical & Computer Engineering


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