The mission of the Department of Electrical & Biomedical Engineering is to serve society through excellence in education, research, and public service. We provide for our students an education in electrical engineering, and we aspire to instill in them the attitudes, values, and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers. Through scholarship the Department strives to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the State of Nevada, the nation, and beyond.
The Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Department provides a high quality ABET accredited electrical engineering education. Our research and outreach efforts support local, state, regional, and national concerns to assist in developing the technology base of Northern Nevada.
The Electrical & Biomedical Engineering Department reaffirms the values and themes articulated in the University of Nevada, Reno academic master plan, which focuses on the Land Grant Mission for the 21st Century, aligning our traditional activities of teaching, research and service to the needs of an urban population. These include the values of an unmistakable emphasis on learning and thinking, high standards in teaching and scholarly activity, a caring university environment that encourages students to assume responsibility for learning, responsiveness to the needs of the people of Nevada while preserving independence to exercise our time-honored role as critics of society, accessibility and openness, responsibility to account for ourselves and our stewardship of the public trust, celebration of human and cultural diversity, graciousness and civility in dealing with one another, equity in the treatment of all members of our pluralistic community, the celebration of achievement by our students, faculty and staff, and a shared governance of the university.
Program Educational Objectives
- Depth: Graduates apply specialized knowledge in the practice or the advanced study of electrical engineering, including its scientific principles, rigorous analysis, and creative design.
- Breadth: Graduates apply a broad range of knowledge including information on the most important current issues in electrical engineering for productive careers in the public or private sector or for the pursuit of graduate education.
Professionalism: Graduates communicate clearly and work ethically and professionally in teams in a complex modern environment and engage in life-long learning to adapt to changes in the requirements of their profession.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will 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.
Student Performance Indicators
- Student work (exams, homework, projects, etc.) is collected every course offering. Student work is examined by faculty and ABET review team.
- Students indicate their level of achievement in course evaluations. Faculty review student work to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes. Alumni surveys and interviews are conducted. Industry surveys and interviews are conducted.