Academics at Electrical and Computer Engineering


According to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) EC2000, the assessment process is an on-going spiral process that starts with the development of the objectives and outcomes, followed by annual assessment of the status of meeting the objectives and outcomes with all educational means, primarily the offering of courses, and, based on the assessment findings, subsequent adjustment of educational practice to better meet the objectives and outcomes. This process continues in a spiral manner in the sense that each cycle of the process is expected to result in a higher quality of education offered by the institution.

Program Educational Goals and Objectives

The BEE and BCE programs offered by the Department specify a set of long-term educational objectives for the students. It has been approved on October 24, 2001 in support of the CSU Mission Statement, College of Engineering Mission and ECE Department Vision 2010, and based on feedback from our alumni and Industry Advisory Committee. The educational objectives for the BEE and BCE programs are to produce graduates who are able to:

  1. Practice electrical/computer engineering;
  2. Define and diagnose problems, and provide and implement electrical/computer engineering solutions in industry, business and government;
  3. Observe engineering ethics in the practice of electrical/computer engineering;
  4. Communicate effectively with technically diverse audiences;
  5. Collaborate with others as a member or as a leader in an engineering team;
  6. Develop their knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and to keep current with advancements in electrical/computer engineering.
Student Learning Outcomes

The long-term objectives listed above are supported by short-term outcomes, defined to be "narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation." The program outcomes, item (a) through (k) in the below, were established after a careful consideration of the stated educational objectives by the departmental faculty, with feedback from the Industry Advisory Committee. The final version of the outcomes was adopted on November 13, 2000. The short-term program outcomes have been designed to produce the long-term program objectives. In turn, each program outcome is supported by several courses in the curriculum.

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  2. Design and conduct electrical engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  4. Function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. Communicate effectively
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. Engage in life-long learning
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools
All Undergraduate engineering programs at the Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or ABET.

In addition, the Electronic Engineering Technology program has been accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Enrolment Statistics

    Computer Engineering757189
    Electrical Engineering170157162

Master's Degree
    Software Engineering273436
    Electrical Engineering154145123

    Electrical Engineering262523

Annual Degree/Certificate Awarded

Bachelor's Degree
    Computer Engineering -3-11-316-14
    Electrical Engineering421-21326526531
    Total 424-32329632545
Master's Degree
    Electrical Engineering750104292710391255
    Software Engineering -2-7252854
    Total 7521049113212471359
Doctoral Degree
    Electrical & Computer Engineering-1-12--115

Retention Rate (%)

Fall 2008Spring 2009Fall 2009Spring 2010Fall 2010Spring 2011Fall 2011Spring 2012
Bachelor's Degree
    Computer Engineering 9692959496939494
    Electrical Engineering8687918883918487
Master's Degree
    Electrical Engineering8684909088898794
    Software Engineering 7181878395677679

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