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.
- Equitable — we create environments in which those from all backgrounds can succeed.
- 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.
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 complex 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.