# Electrical Engineering Technology

**FY 2015 Enrollment: 952; Graduate: 20**

### Program (Student) Outcomes: What Will I Learn?

- Select and apply appropriate knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, engineering technology, and natural sciences, including physics to solve problems in electrical engineering technology areas.
- Demonstrate the ability to test, measure, and provide quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena, including experimentation, observation, and accurate measurement.
- Apply the fundamentals of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to problem solving in electrical engineering technology areas.
- Make oral technical presentations in Standard English using graphics and language appropriate to the audience.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the written and graphical communication of technical information supported by appropriate technical references using Standard English.
- 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 discipline.
- Demonstrate technical competency in the core electrical engineering technologies, including electronics, circuit analysis, and digital systems, and in the student's chosen concentration such as electronics, power systems, or nanotechnology.
- Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of electrical engineering technology from a variety of resources.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, apply design concepts, and implement systems as appropriate to electrical engineering technology and consider their societal and global impact.
- Participate effectively in groups as a member or leader, and apply project management techniques as appropriate to complete assignments.
- Demonstrate understanding and commitment to professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the effects of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
- Demonstrate a commitment and ability to continue to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

### Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program Educational Objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies.

PEO 1: Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve problems in the electrical discipline.

PEO 2: Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain technical current with, and adaptive to, changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement.

PEO 3: Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional/industrial environment.

PEO 4: Communicate effectively in a professional/industrial environment.

PEO 5: Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry and society.

PEO 6: Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the information electrical field.

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

#### BSEET Program 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:

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Outcome ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

May 2014 Term to March 2015 Term

*Program Outcome 1* - Select and apply appropriate knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, engineering technology, and natural sciences, including physics to solve problems in electrical engineering technology areas.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO1 – Highly Achieved
- 93% (73) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO1 (M1A1 in ELEC 152) – Highly Achieved
- 88% (43) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A1 Textbook Activity in ELEC160) for SO1 – Highly Achieved
- n/a (n=4) – Exit Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period
- n/a (n=1) – One-year Post Graduate Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period

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

- 88% (24) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO2 – Highly Achieved
- 92% (38) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO2 (M6A2 in ELEC160) – Highly Achieved
- 98% (42) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A3 in ELEC161) for SO2 – Highly Achieved
- n/a (n=4) – Exit Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period
- n/a (n=1) – One-year Post Graduate Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period

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

- 92% (24) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO3 – Highly Achieved
- 100% (40) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO3 (Final Exam in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 93% (46) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M1A2 in ELEC153) for SO3 – Highly Achieved
- n/a (n=4) – Exit Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period
- n/a (n=1) – One-year Post Graduate Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period

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

- 96% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO4 – Highly Achieved
- 92% (39) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO4 M8A5 Group Project in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 81% (16) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8 Discussion in ELEC202) for SO4 – Meets Standard
- n/a – One-year Post Graduate Survey - Insufficient responses to warrant meaningful analysis for this evaluation period

*Program Outcome 5* - Demonstrate proficiency in the written and graphical communication of technical information supported by appropriate technical references using Standard English.

- 96% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO5 – Highly Achieved
- 97% (29) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO5 (M8A1 in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
- 91% (32) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A3 Lab in ELEC153) for SO5 – Highly Achieved

*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 discipline.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO6 – Highly Achieved
- 93% (57) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO6 (M6A3 in ELEC152) – Highly Achieved
- 87% (69) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M3A3 in ELEC152) for SO6 – Highly Achieved

*Program Outcome 7* - Demonstrate technical competency in the core electrical engineering technologies, including electronics, circuit analysis, and digital systems, and in the student's chosen concentration such as electronics, power systems, or nanotechnology.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO7 – Highly Achieved
- 80% (15) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO7 (M5A2 in ELEC307) – Meets Standard
- 100% (40) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (Final Exam in ELEC161) for SO7 – Highly Achieved

*Program Outcome 8* - Integrate knowledge of the functional areas of electrical engineering technology from a variety of resources.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO8 – Highly Achieved
- 97% (31) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO8 (M4A3 in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
- 97% (35) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M7A2 in ELEC161) for SO8 – Highly Achieved

*Program Outcome 9* - Demonstrate the ability to analyze, apply design concepts, and implement systems as appropriate to electrical engineering technology and consider their societal and global impact.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO9 – Highly Achieved
- 94% (33) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO9 (M7A1 Textbook Activity in ELEC201) – Highly Achieved
- 90% (41) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M5A2 in ELEC153) for SO9 – Highly Achieved

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

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO10 – Highly Achieved
- 92% (39) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO10 (M8A5 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 100% (17) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8 Group Lab Project in ELEC321) for SO10 – Highly Achieved

*Program Outcome 11* - Demonstrate understanding and commitment to professional, ethical, and social responsibilities, including the effects of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO11 – Highly Achieved
- 95% (37) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO11 (M8A3 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 79% (62) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M5D2 in ELEC152) - Meets Standard

*Program Outcome 12* - Demonstrate a commitment and ability to continue to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO12 – Highly Achieved
- 91% (34) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO12 (M8A3 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 72% (39) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8D1 in ELEC153) – Meets Standard

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

- 100% (25) of the students received a 2 out of 3 or better on the final learning statement for SO13 – Highly Achieved
- 100% (34) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 1 for SO13 (M8A4 in ELEC161) – Highly Achieved
- 100% (13) of the students received a "B" or better in the embedded assessment 2 (M8A1 Group Lab Project in ELEC306) for SO13 – Highly Achieved

#### 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 2014 term to March 2015 term, the total number of students who took the capstone exam was 25. The mean of correctness in each core concept is shown below:

- 87.5% - Basic Concepts of Electricity
- 61.0% - Alternating Current Circuit Concepts
- 59.3% - Basic Circuit Analysis Methods
- 78.2% - Digital Electronics
- 62.6% - Analog Electronics
- 71.6% - Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
- 71.5% - Electronic Communications

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