Electrical Engineering Technology

FY 2013 Enrollment: 358; Graduate: 1

Program Educational Objectives:

As an Excelsior College bachelor's level electrical engineering technology graduate, within a few years of graduation, you are expected to:

  1. Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve technical problems in the electrical discipline.
  2. Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain technically current with, and adaptive to, changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  3. Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional/industrial environment.
  4. Communicate effectively in a professional/industrial environment.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society.
  6. Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the electrical field.

Program (Student) outcomes: What Will I Learn?

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of natural sciences including physics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to measure, and provide quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena, including experimentation, observation, and accurate measurement.
  3. Apply the fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to problem solving in the electronics engineering technology areas.
  4. Make technical presentations in English using language appropriate to the audience.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the written communication of technical information using standard English.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer usage, including knowledge of one or more computer languages and documentation of the use of one or more computer software packages for technical problem solving appropriate to the electronics technology discipline.
  7. Exhibit technical competency in electronics, circuit analysis, digital electronics, electronic communications, microprocessors, and systems.
  8. Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of electronics engineering technology.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, apply design concepts, and implement systems as appropriate to electronic technology.
  10. Participate effectively in groups, and apply project management techniques as appropriate to complete assignments.
  11. Participate effectively in groups, and apply project management techniques as appropriate to complete assignments.
  12. Demonstrate a commitment and ability to continue to engage in lifelong learning.
  13. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?

BSEET Program (Student)Outcomes Assessment

Assessment Methodology

The achievement of program outcomes is assessed through various measures. Specifically, four metrics are used to measure the achievement of program outcomes:

Direct Measure 1: The percentage of the ELEC 495 students who receive a grade of 2 (out of 3) or higher on the learning statements and supporting evidence for the related program outcome.

Direct Measures 2a & 2b: The percentage of the students who receive a grade of B or higher on two selected course embedded assessment that measure the related program outcome.

Indirect Measure 1: The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the exit survey).

Indirect Measure 2 (Reference): The mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes (data collected from the one-year survey). The results of the one year post-graduation survey are used as a reference to provide a longitudinal perspective on students' attainment of program outcomes. It is not a valid measure of program outcome attainment.

LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

Highly Achieved:

  1. 85% or more of ELEC 495 students will receive a rating of 2 (out of 3) or better on the Capstone Rubric for the designate program outcome.
  2. 85% or more of students will receive a grade of B or better on two selected course embedded assessments that measure the related program outcome.
  3. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  4. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 5 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Meets Standard:

  1. 70% to 84% of ELEC 495 students will receive a rating of 2 (out of 3) or better on the Capstone Rubric for the designate program outcome.
  2. 70% to 84% of students will receive a grade of B or better on two selected course embedded assessments that measure the related program outcome.
  3. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  4. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 4 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Needs Improvement:

  1. Less than 70% of ELEC 495 students will receive a rating of 2 (out of 3) or better on the Capstone Rubric for the designate program outcome.
  2. Less than 70% of students will receive a grade of B or better on two selected course embedded assessments that measure the related program outcome.
  3. From the results of the exit survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.
  4. From the results of the one-year post graduate survey, the mean of the graduates' perceptions of their achievement of the related program outcomes will be 3 or higher on a 6-point Likert-scale.

Capstone Course: ELEC 495 Integrated Technology Assessment is the capstone course for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program. It is an online portfolio development experience that requires students to reflect on their past academic and professional experiences and use the information gained from this reflective exercise to develop learning statements related to the Electrical Engineering Technology degree program outcomes (see course syllabus for detailed grading).

Program (Student)Outcome ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

May 2012 Term to March 2013 Term

Program Outcome 1 - Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of natural sciences, including physics.

  1. 94% (15/16) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO1 – Highly Achieved
  2. 94% (61/65) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO1 (M1A1 in ELEC 152) – Highly Achieved
  3. 91% (63/69) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A1 in ELEC160) for SO1 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.33 (n=5)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO1 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO1

Program Outcome 2 - Demonstrate the ability to measure, and provide quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena, including experimentation, observation, and accurate measurement.

  1. 93% (14/16) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO2 – Highly Achieved
  2. 73% (44/60) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO2 (Homework 11 in ELEC160) – Meets Standard
  3. 91% (48/53) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A3 in ELEC161) for SO2 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.5 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO2 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO2

Program Outcome 3 - Apply the fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to problem solving in electrical engineering technology areas.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO3 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (52/52) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO3 (Final Exam in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
  3. 83% (34/41) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A2 in ELEC153) for SO3 – Meets Standard
  4. 5.5 (4)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO3 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO3

Program Outcome 4 - Make oral technical presentations in English using language appropriate to the audience.

  1. 87% (13/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO4 – Highly Achieved
  2. 84% (38/45) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO4 (M8 Discussion in ELEC161 ) – Meets Standard
  3. 89% (17/19) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8 Discussion in ELEC202) for SO4 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.33 (n=6) – Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO4 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO4

Program Outcome 5 - Demonstrate proficiency in the written communication of technical information using Standard English.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO5 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (31/31) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO5 (M6A1 in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
  3. 89% (25/28) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A2 in ELEC153) for SO5 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.50 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO5 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO5

Program Outcome 6 - Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer usage, including knowledge of one or more computer languages or documentation of the use of one or more computer software packages for technical problem solving appropriate to the electrical engineering technology concentration.

  1. 100% (14/14) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO6 – Highly Achieved
  2. 86% (44/51) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO6 (Lab 6 in ELEC152) – Highly Achieved
  3. 100% (20/20) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M3A2 in ELEC202) for SO6 – Needs Improvement
  4. 5.17 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO6 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO6

Program Outcome 7 - Demonstrate technical competency in electronics, circuit analysis, digital electronics, electronic communications, microprocessors, and systems.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO7 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (19/19) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO7 (Term Project in ELEC202) – Highly Achieved
  3. 100% (52/52) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (Final Exam in ELEC161) for SO7 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.33 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO7 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO7

Program Outcome 8 - Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of electrical engineering technology concentration.

  1. 93% (13/14) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO8 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (41/41) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO8 (M4A2 in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
  3. 89% (34/38) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A2 in ELEC161) for SO8 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.17 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO8 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO8

Program Outcome 9 - Demonstrate the ability to analyze, apply design concepts, and implement systems as appropriate to electrical engineering technology concentration.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO9 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (17/17) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO9 (Lab 8 in ELEC202) – Highly Achieved
  3. 68% (23/24) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M5A2 in ELEC153) for SO9 – Needs Improvement
  4. 5.50 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO9 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO9

Program Outcome 10 - Participate effectively in groups, and apply project management techniques as appropriate to complete assignments.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO10 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (43/43) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO10 (M7A4 in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
  3. 93% (14/15) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8A5 in ELEC161) for SO10 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.80 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO10 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO10

Program Outcome 11 - Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities, including the impacts of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO11 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (43/43) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO11 (M8A2 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
  3. 100% (20/20) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A1 in ELEC202) - Highly Achieved
  4. 5.33 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO11 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO11

Program Outcome 12 - Demonstrate a commitment and ability to continue to engage in lifelong learning.

  1. 94% (15/16) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO12 – Highly Achieved
  2. 100% (33/33) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO12 (M8A3 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
  3. 100% (20/20) the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A2 in ELEC202) – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.33 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO12 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO12

Program Outcome 13 - Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

  1. 93% (14/15) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO13 – Highly Achieved
  2. 97% (32/33) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO13 (M8A4 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
  3. 100% (19/19) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (Term Project Reports in ELEC303) for SO13 – Highly Achieved
  4. 5.67 (n=6)– Exit Survey graduate responses related to SO13 – Highly Achieved
  5. NA (n=2) – One-year Post Graduate Survey graduate responses related to SO13

Capstone exam RESULTS

A comprehensive capstone examination has been administered to all baccalaureate degree students at the conclusion of the ELEC 495 Integrated Technology Assessment since September 2010. The capstone examination consists of 120 objective questions that assess the most common and most important topics and skills in seven core content areas within the College's baccalaureate degree electrical engineering technology curriculum.

From May 2012 term to March 2013 term, the total number of students who took the capstone exam was 16. Overall average is 53.2%. The mean of correctness in each core concept is shown below:

  • 69.1% - Basic Concepts of Electricity
  • 39.8% - Alternating Current Circuit Concepts
  • 35.9% - Basic Circuit Analysis Methods
  • 66.7% - Digital Electronics
  • 48.1% - Analog Electronics
  • 48.8% - Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
  • 51.3% - Electronic Communications

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