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.


Graduates of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs should have:

  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.

Annual Student Enrollment by Major

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Computer Engineering Program    110 123 118 115 100
Electrical Engineering Program     85   95   88   89   74

Undergraduate Degrees Awarded by Major

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Computer Engineering Program    13   16   19   16   29
Electrical Engineering Program   28   20   22   24   25