ABET Accreditation

Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is an independent, intellectually integrated university with programs in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, and the natural and social sciences.  It possesses a long-established tradition of excellence in Engineering, and has one of the oldest Departments of Electrical Engineering in the United States.

Mission Statement for the Electrical Engineering Program

The mission of the Electrical Engineering program is to prepare engineers to meet the challenges of the future, to promote a sense of scholarship, Lehigh University leadership, and service among our graduates, to instill in the students the desire to create, develop, and disseminate new knowledge, and to provide international leadership to the electrical engineering professions.

Program Educational Objectives

To accomplish this mission, the Electrical Engineering Program has adopted the following program educational objectives, which our graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.  It is expected that our EE alumni will:

1.   be valued as dependable and technically proficient electrical engineers across a wide variety of fields, industries, non-profit organizations, national laboratories, entrepreneurial endeavors or in the pursuit of graduate education;

2.   pursue life-long learning and professional development to advance their knowledge and skills for successful and rewarding careers,

3.   function and communicate effectively in a team environment, contribute to multi-disciplinary projects, and attain leadership positions in their chosen profession, communities, and the global society, and

4. function as responsible members of society with an awareness of the professional responsibilities and social and ethical ramifications associated with their work.

In order to attain these program educational objectives, the Electrical Engineering program is carefully designed to ensure that our graduates possess the eleven Student Outcomes ( a-k) proposed by the ABET accreditation organization ABET and adopted by the Lehigh University EE program. These outcomes are:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to 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

an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering