Vision and Mission of the Department

Vision

The vision of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is to be recognized in the state of Florida and the nation for its outstanding teaching and for the quality, character, and integrity of its graduates and faculty.

Mission

The mission of the ECE Department is to offer undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence in engineering that serve the needs of the West Florida region, the state, and the nation. The goal of these programs is to prepare students for a successful professional career in their respective chosen discipline of study. All programs shall be revised continuously to improve quality and respond to current workforce needs.

Revised Fall 2017


Electrical Engineering Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering program at UWF is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.  ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology and is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

Electrical Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Electrical Engineering program at the University of West Florida is to ensure that:

  • Graduates of the program will be successful in the professional practice of engineering or related fields and will advance in their chosen careers.
  • Graduates of the program will be successful in pursuing advanced degrees in engineering or related fields. 

Revised and Approved in Fall 2018

Electrical Engineering Student Outcomes

The faculty have adopted the engineering criteria student outcomes, namely:

  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.

Electrical Engineering Enrollment and Degree Awarded Data

Academic YearEnrollment (Fall Semester)Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 279 67 
2016-2017* 315 65
2015-2016 367 47
2014-2015 364 64
2013-2014 355 50
*Mechanical Engineering program started at UWF 

Computer Engineering Accreditation

The Computer Engineering program at UWF is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET  ABET is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology and is among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

Computer Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Computer Engineering program at the University of West Florida is to ensure that:

  • Graduates of the program will be successful in the professional practice of engineering or related fields and will advance in their chosen careers.
  • Graduates of the program will be successful in pursuing advanced degrees in engineering or related fields. 

Revised and Approved in Fall 2018

Computer Engineering Student Outcomes

The faculty have adopted the engineering criteria student outcomes, namely:

  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.

Computer Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data

Academic YearEnrollment (Fall Semester)Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 88 14 
2016-2017* 101 19
2015-2016 109 16
2014-2015 124 12
2013-2014 116 15
*Mechanical Engineering program started at UWF