Vision, Objectives and PEO's


The UCR Electrical Engineering Department is to become recognized locally, statewide, nationally and internationally as a leader in electrical and computer engineering research and education.


Towards achieving the department's vision, the UCR EE Department sets for itself the following objectives, which are aligned with attaining an AAU profile:

  • To be in the top 50 Ph.D. granting EE programs in the U.S.
  • To increase and maintain external funding so that on average each faculty supports, on average, 6 Ph.D. students.
  • To increase extramural funding of multi-PI, interdisciplinary research projects.
  • To recruit at least one member of National Academies.

We intend to achieve these objectives within the 2014-2019 timeframe.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Education Objectives (PEOs) are listed below.

Graduates of UCR’s BS degree program in Electrical Engineering will meet high professional, ethical, and societal goals as demonstrated by accomplishing, at least one different item in each of two different categories:

success in post-graduation studies as evidenced by:

  • satisfaction with the decision to further their education
  • advanced courses completed or advanced degrees earned
  • professional visibility (e.g., publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards)
  • professional responsibilities (e.g. professional mentoring, professional society membership and offices, reviewing and editorial work for professional journals)

success in a chosen profession or vocation as evidenced by:

  • career satisfaction
  • promotions/raises (e.g. management leadership positions or distinguished technical positions)
  • professional visibility (e.g., publications, presentations, patents, inventions, awards)
  • professional responsibilities (e.g. professional registration, professional mentoring, professional society membership and offices)
  • entrepreneurial activities
  • consulting activities

contributions to society and profession as evidenced by:

  • leadership roles
  • public service
  • mentoring / outreach activities
  • volunteer service
  • establishment and maintenance of professional networks

Student Outcomes

The following are the a-k Student Outcomes.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.