Mission, Objectives, Outcomes

Program is accredited by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program is accredited by the Computer Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering embraces the missions of Marquette University and its College of Engineering. It is the mission of the department to offer students high-quality, up-to-date, nationally recognized programs in computer engineering and electrical engineering that prepare them for successful careers marked by a commitment to lifelong learning and a deep concern for the impact of their work on others; to advance the frontiers of technical and scientific knowledge through research; and to serve their professional and civic communities.


The educational objectives for the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs derive from the department’s vision for its graduates. Alumni of these programs, particularly those individuals who have completed their undergraduate education within the last two to five years, will be thriving professionals who apply the knowledge, skills and values gained through their study of computer or electrical engineering at Marquette.

Specifically, our graduates are

  1. Engaged in solving significant problems in engineering or another field in the public or private sectors, as students pursuing an advanced or professional degree or as volunteers.
  2. Capably contributing as members of engineering or other problem-solving teams and communicating effectively within the team and to the team’s clients.
  3. Advancing in their professional careers — taking on increasing responsibilities and leadership roles.
  4. Continually learning, whether in a formal degree program or by participating in professional conferences and continuing education programs.
  5. Acting responsibly and respectfully when making professional and personal decisions — serving as examples to those around them.


To monitor our students' progress in attaining these outcomes, the department has adopted a set of rubrics for each. To access the rubrics, click on the outcome’s letter.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has specified 11 abilities or traits that we expect graduates of our programs to have. They are:

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

(B) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as 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 life-long learning

(J) a knowledge of contemporary issues

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

Annual Student Enrollment

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Electrical Engineering Program 105 101 90 85 95
Computer Engineering Program  92 82 84 110 123

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Electrical Engineering Program 32 25 24 28 20
Computer Engineering Program  20 22 21 13 16