Computer Engineering focuses on the design, analysis and application of computers and on their applications as components of systems. The UCSC Department of Computer Engineering sustains and strengthens its teaching and research program to provide students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of computer engineering.
The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to build and sustain a teaching and research program to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education in the theory and practice of hardware and information processing oriented electrical engineering, complementing the computer science and computer engineering programs, serving industry, science and government and bringing faculty and staff a rewarding career in teaching, research and service.
- Missions and Objectives
- In order to show that we have a good curriculum and a good program, we had to show how our program produces students who fulfill these outcomes:
- Outcome a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- Outcome b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- Outcome 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
- Outcome d: an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- Outcome e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- Outcome f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- Outcome g: an ability to communicate effectively
- Outcome h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- Outcome i: a recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life-long learning
- Outcome j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
- Outcome k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.
- In addition to the outcomes, We also need to show how students fullfill certain Professional Components:
- Students must be prepared for engineering practice through the curriculum culminating in a major design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work and incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints.
- Component requirement A: one year of a combination of college level mathematics and basic sciences (some with experimental experience) appropriate to computer and electrical engineering
- Component requirement B: one and one-half years of engineering topics, consisting of engineering sciences and engineering design appropriate to computer and electrical engineering. The engineering sciences have their roots in mathematics and basic sciences but carry knowledge further toward creative application. These studies provide a bridge between mathematics and basic sciences on the one hand and engineering practice on the other. Engineering design is the process of devising a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. It is a decision-making process (often iterative), in which the basic sciences, mathematics, and the engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet these stated needs.
- Component requirement C: a general education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum and is consisten with the UCSC objectives, the School of Engineering objectives, and the computer and electrical engineering objectives
- Here are the original CE metrics for evaluating how we are doing on each outcome. The metrics for each CE outcome are now described in detail on the web page for that outcome. Here are the original EE Feedback loops.
- For each of our required courses we have listed the extended course description, which outcomes it helps to fullfill, and if it has an associated lab, information about where that lab is and what resources are available there. We also have a quicklink to just the course descriptions, and one to a description of our lab facilities.
- We found the process of determining how we fulfilled our outcomes to be one that involved the entire faculty.
- Some important links having to do with feedback mechanisms for continuous program improvement
- Here are bios for our key personnel and the UCSC organization chart.
- Here is the 2003 CE outcome assessment report and a link to a 2009 powerpoint presentation for the CE Advisory Council presenting our outcome assessment.
- There are many helpful SOE student organizations that increase the quality of life and education for our students.
- Here is the list of current members of the SOE ABET committee.