The electrical engineering program and the computer engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The designation of being an ABET-accredited program means that our programs meet quality standards set by the profession. Graduation from an accredited program assures employers and graduate schools, among other organizations, that the student/graduate has had adequate preparation for the profession. Many employers, graduate schools, licensing boards, and other groups require graduation from an accredited program as a minimum qualification for consideration.

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for the electrical and computer engineering programs describe accomplishments that graduates are expected to attain within five years after graduation. Graduates will have applied their expertise to contemporary problem solving, be engaged professionally, have continued to learn and adapt, and have contributed to their organizations through leadership and teamwork. More specifically, the objectives are expertise, engagement, learning, leadership and teamwork. See more details

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The following are the student outcomes of the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs at Iowa State University.

The student outcomes of the electrical and computer engineering programs at Iowa State University are identical to the ABET a-k outcomes of the ABET 2012-2013 accreditation cycle.  See more details of the student outcomes.

Map to Curriculum

Courses by major

Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

  • Total undergraduate enrollment: 2,064
    • Electrical Engineering: 546
    • Computer Engineering: 836
    • Software Engineering: 682
  • Total MS and MEng student enrollment: 223
  • Total PhD student enrollment: 188
  • Total Degrees Awarded: 278 (2017-18)
    • Electrical Engineering: 103
    • Computer Engineering: 147
    • Software Engineering: 28

Assessment Tools 

The tools used to assess the attainment of the student outcomes for the Computer Engineering program and the Electrical Engineering program are available at the following links:

Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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