Unit: Electrical Engineering
Program: Electrical Engineering (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 11, 2013 - 5:52:26 pm

1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

All graduates of the Electrical Engineering Program are expected to have:

1.     Knowledge of probability and statistics, including examples relevant to Electrical Engineering (program criteria). Knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex devices and systems containing hardware and software. Knowledge of advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics (program criteria).

2.     Demonstrated an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to interpret data.

3.     Demonstrated an ability to design a system or component that meets desired
needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social,
political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

4.     Demonstrated an ability to function in a multi-disciplinary team.

5.     Demonstrated an ability to identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems.

6.     Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7.     Demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively (written and oral).

8.     Demonstrated an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

9.     Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

10.  Demonstrated a knowledge of contemporary issues.

11.  Demonstrated an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for engineering practice. 

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://www.ee.hawaii.edu/content.php?pag=5
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/schoolscolleges/engineer/ee.htm
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

3) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2013:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)

No (skip to question 14)

6) For the period June 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

The assessment goal was to assess SLOs through the following mechanisms:


The following courses were targeted to assess the level of achievement in SLOs by performance in selected homework, lab projects, and lab research reports.




SLOs measured

EE 324

Fall 2012



EE 326

Fall 2012


3, 5, 7, 11

EE 326L

Fall 2012


3, 5, 7, 11

EE 496

Fall 2012



EE 160

Spring 2013



EE 473

Spring 2013



EE 495

Spring 2013



EE 496

Spring 2013



EE 491I

Spring 2013



Industrial Advisory Board

The Department has an Industrial Advisory Board whose members are practicing engineers, and many are alumni. The Board meets quarterly and provides a report of their evaluation of the undergraduate program for electrical engineering students. At the fall meeting they make an assessment of SLOs 1-11.

Student Advisory Board

The Department has a Student Advisory Board whose members are current students in the undergraduate program. The Board meets several times per year and provides a report of their evaluation of the undergraduate program for electrical engineering students.  This includes a survey of all electrical engineering students.

7) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #6.

Surveys were given to the Department’s IAB members at their fall meeting in Oct. 2012.

8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

Nine IAB members submitted surveys to the Department at their fall meeting in Oct. 2012.

For courses, only the EE 324 instructor in Fall 2012 completed an assessment. The others are still in the process of being collected/analyzed.

9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.

SLO 1 is in need of improvement.

12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

Discussion at the next IAB.

13) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

Collecting assessments from faculty were unsually low during AY 2012-13. Faculty committee is not completely sure what the next step is with the assessments we do have.

14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.