Outcomes and Objectives

Introduction

Offering Christians an outstanding engineering education that integrates Christian values and faith into engineering practice benefits both the graduate and the graduate's employer. Here you can find our Objectives and Outcomes.

  • By Objectives we refer to the long-term positive impact an EE or CE degree from OC will have on the graduate's life.
  • By Outcomes we refer to the skills and knowledge-base the EE or CE graduate will possess at graduation.

Our Outcomes are chosen to ensure that all our graduates will achieve our Objectives .

Objectives

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering considers its primary constituents to be threefold: industry, students who value an engineering education at a Christian university, and parents of these students.  Working with these constituents, we have set the following Program Educational Objectives:

Oklahoma Christian University graduates with an Electrical or Computer Engineering degree will use the talents God has given them to make a difference through

  • enjoying a successful career characterized by:
    • contributing effectively and adding value to the engineering process,
    • functioning well in the workplace as an integral member of a team, and
    • keeping technically current and adaptive to changes in the workplace; and
  • internalizing a personal faith in God that is exhibited by:
    • consistent ethical behavior based on Christian principles,
    • an exemplary work ethic consistent with their Christian worldview, and
    • a stable life that balances career, family, church and community.

Outcomes

  1. Goal 1 The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will produce graduates who have the technical knowledge to be immediately productive in industry.
    • Outcome 1: Graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
    • Outcome 2: Graduates will have an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  1. Goal 2 The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will produce graduates who have mastered the essential engineering methodologies to be immediately productive in industry.
    • Outcome 3: Graduates will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
    • Outcome 4: Graduates will have an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
    • Outcome 5: Graduates will have 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.
  2. Goal 3 The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will produce graduates who have mastered the essential workplace skills to be immediately productive in industry.
    • Outcome 6: Graduates will have an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
    • Outcome 7: Graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively.
      • Graduates will be able to effectively prepare formal written documents.
      • Graduates will demonstrate effective formal oral communications.
    • Outcome 8: Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
    • Outcome 9: Graduates will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
    • Outcome 10: Graduates will demonstrate good project-management skills.
  3. Goal 4 The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will produce well-rounded graduates who are prepared for leadership and service.
    • Outcome 11: Graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
    • Outcome 12: Graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues.
    • Outcome 13: Graduates will be involved in a variety of service activities that benefit society.
    • Outcome 14: Graduates will demonstrate a faith in God exhibited through personal devotional practices and a value system based on Christian principles.