The Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at Lafayette College is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Mission Statement

To be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate ECE departments dedicated to thorough technical preparation, continuous development of professional awareness, and a heightened sense of social responsibility of our students.

I-People

Bring together students of high ability and a faculty composed of teacher-scholars in the major fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the purpose of learning through study, inquiry, discourse, and discovery.

II-Program

Maintain a continuous evolution of curriculum, pedagogical practices, and resources to educate students in the guiding principles of the engineering profession and the best practices in both electrical and computer engineering.

III-Learning Environment

Create an interactive environment between students and faculty that fosters a dedication to learning and an appreciation of both the history and future of the discipline.

Program Educational Objectives

Long-term objectives are developed such that graduates:

EO1-Have the ability to continually educate themselves
EO2-Can adapt to changing job assignments/challenges
EO3-Can apply their engineering education to solving a broad range of problems
EO4-Can demonstrate involvement in professional/public/community service
EO5-Excel in their chosen area of professional activity
EO6-Have an appreciation of business enterprise, technology management, and social and legal issues.

Student Outcomes

The ECE curriculum is designed so that, upon graduation, students have:

  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 lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Five Year Enrollment and graduation data for the B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is available on the Lafayette Engineering Division website.