Program Goals & Objectives

Program Goals & Objectives

ECE Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Rowan’s Electrical and Computer Engineering program is designed to produce effective engineers who can excel in a broad spectrum of environments and challenges, and sustain productivity throughout their career.  

Through a rigorous program of study featuring continuous and increasingly challenging subject matter complemented with project-based learning, supervision, and mentoring, Rowan’s ECE program prepares its students to be successful and productive members of the engineering profession.

Rowan ECE Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad and long-term career accomplishments our students are expected to achieve within a few years of graduation.

Therefore, within 3-5 years of graduation, graduates of the Rowan' ECE program will have demonstrated that they are:


 1. Proficient engineers, successful in solving current and evolving engineering needs and challenges of their chosen field of work, as evidenced by their continuous and gainful employment, career advancement to positions that come with increased professional responsibilities, or through their entrepreneurial activities;

2. Continuing to learn, evidenced by development of their professional knowledge and skills by pursuing advanced degrees or through other continuing education opportunities in engineering or other professional areas;

3. Responsible professionals, actively serving their profession as evidenced by their active participation in professional societies, and/or their recognition of service to the profession or society.


ECE Program Educational Objectives have been established by the Faculty with input from students and our Advisory Board. We annually ask our Advisory Board as well as our students (through senior exit interviews) about the appropriateness of these PEOs, and/or whether any modification is needed. Any student is welcome to contact his/her advisor or the Department Head for any suggestions, as long as the suggestion is in line with the definition of the PEOs, i.e., broad and long-term career accomplishments our students are expected to achieve within a few years of graduation




 Rowan ECE Program Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are technical and professional skills our students are expected to attain by the time of graduation.

At the time of graduation, graduates of the Rowan ECE program will have attained the following skills as required for an engineering program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).


  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.