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The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors at Western New England University will become nationally recognized for graduating students that have experienced putting theory into practice and are also capable of succeeding in advanced studies.


The mission of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors is to provide students with a supportive environment that facilitates learning to solve problems in electrical and computer engineering. The Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors are committed to excellence in student learning. Graduates of the majors will be problem solvers, able to apply engineering principles to electrical and computer systems. The faculty and staff of both majors use their background in teaching, research, and industry to prepare students to be successful as they move into the workforce or graduate school.

Program Educational Objectives

In support of the objectives of the College of Engineering, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors will prepare our students to be proficient at putting theory into practice, capable of lifelong learning, and be aware of the social, ethical, and environmental issues associated with their professional activities.

To ensure these goals, our specific expected accomplishments of our graduates during the first several years following graduation for the major are:

To be successful analyzing, designing, or testing electrical systems.

To be a productive member of a team.

To be assuming leadership roles in their career.

To be contributing in professional and civic service.

To be pursuing lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The outcomes necessary to achieve our program objectives for both the Electrical and Computer Engineering majors are that our students will have:

a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c)   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

d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f)    an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g)  an ability to communicate effectively

h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i)     a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning

j)    a knowledge of contemporary issues

k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l)     an ability to model, analyze, simulate, and design circuits and systems

m)     an ability to use computer and/or laboratory tools in the design of circuits and systems

n)  an ability to build, test, and debug prototype circuits and systems and analyze results

o)  an ability to use the principles of design to solve open-ended engineering problems