Assements and Enrollment Data

The Electrical Engineering (EE) program at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

In the 2015-2016 academic year, there are currently a total of 158 EE majors. In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 20 graduates from the EE program.

Program Educational Objectives

  1.  The ability and desire to engage in a life-long learning process in the profession of engineering.
  2. Knowledge of the fundamental technical areas of electrical engineering (EE students) and mechanical engineering (ME students), including the foundation of mathematics, computational skills, and physical science, appropriate for an entry level professional position or for graduate school.
  3.  An understanding of the skills inherent in the design process, including the ability to identify problems, investigate creative and functional solutions, effectively communicate results and work in a collaborative environment.
  4.  Good hands-on skills in experimenting: acquiring, reducing and analyzing data and prototyping systems.
  5.  An understanding of the economic, ethical and social environment in which engineering is practiced internationally.
  6. Graduates from the EE Program will have a demonstrated knowledge of advanced mathematics and be able to analyze and design devices and systems containing hardware and software components.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Well-developed hands-on skills in the use of the tools of the profession to construct devices and prototypes.

ECE Department Assessment Methods

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has instituted a two year cycle for assessing the student outcomes. Three outcomes are assessed each semester. The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by ABET. The program is reviewed every six years by ABET. By having a two year cycle, each of the student outcomes will be assess three times in each review cycle. In addition, outcomes that are assessed in fall of one cycle will be assessed in winter of the next cycle. This way classes only offered once per year can be assessed for an outcome at least every four years.

Different assessment methods like tests, examinations, quizzes, term paper, project report, journal reports, final examination, mid-term examination, and jury evaluations are administered.

Indirect measures include student satisfaction surveys, exit interviews, and employer and alumni surveys.

The ECE Department assigns different courses for assessing a student learning goal.  Based on the course content of these courses the faculty decides which student learning goals are satisfied by the courses.  Different assessment methods like tests, examinations, quizzes, term paper, project report, journal reports, final examination, mid-term examination, and jury evaluations are administered.

The ECE Department faculty meets at the end of each semester to discuss their assessment results (student learning goals) and submit course level assessment results for each course they assessed.  A copy of the course level assessment results sheet is available at The faculty member shows the evaluation mechanism, % of successful students, how the assessed outcomes are addressed in the course, actions taken to implement previous recommendations, fulfillment of current outcomes and planned future changes.

At the end the Department chair/assessment coordinator prepares a program-level student outcome assessment summary sheet after getting input from all faculty members for each student learning goal assessed. 

A copy of the program-level student outcome assessment summary sheet is available at Links of the program objectives to student learning goals are shown in Links of EE courses to student learning goals or student outcomes are shown in

Assessment Outcomes and Classes

Fall 2014

Student outcome #2: ECE 255, ECE 318, ECE 358, ECE 451L, and ECE 499

Student outcome #7: ECE 216L, ECE 345, ECE 440, and ECE 499

Student outcome #12: ECE 216L, ECE 341, ECE 368, and ECE 499

Winter 2015

Student outcome #1: ECE 235, ECE 302, ECE 341, and ECE 460

Student outcome #8: ECE 341, ECE 341, ECE 460, ECE 497, and PHIL 210B

Student outcome #10: ECE 453 and ECE 499

Fall 2015

Student outcome #4: ECE 101, ECE 497, ECE 499, and ECE 360

Student outcome #5: ECE 335, ECE 255, ECE 341, ECE 345, and ECE 302

Student outcome #9: ECE 470, ECE 497, and ECE 499

Winter 2016

Student outcome #3: ECE 453, ECE 460, ECE 497, ECE 499, and ECE 458L

Student outcome #6: ECE 101, ECE 497, and ECE 499

Student outcome #11: ECE 453L, ECE 318L, ECE 458L, and ECE 460L