Princeton University

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ABET Accreditation

Princeton’s undergraduate program in electrical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, one the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States. Accreditation ensures that certain academic programs meet established standards for engineering and technical education. The Department has adopted the following ABET Program Educational Objectives we want our graduates to:

  • Apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to become successful leaders in technology and its applications, in industry and academia.
  • Take an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to addressing and solving engineering challenges in broad societal contexts.
  • Have the intellectual independence to critically evaluate information, and the planning skills to take well-informed and creative courses of action.
  • Practice the habits of lifelong and interdisciplinary learning, appropriate for industrial and academic careers.

Students who successfully complete our program will have satisfied the following ABET Program Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system component,or process to meet desired needs
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The breadth necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques and tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment and Graduation Data for the ABET-accredited Program in Electrical Engineering

B.S.E. degrees awarded to Class of 2014 in June 2014 - 9

Seniors in Class of 2015 as of 8/10/14 - 39                                       

Juniors in Class of 2016 as of 8/10/14 - 41                                        

Sophomores in Class of 2017 as of 8/10/14 - 33                                   

Note: Freshman who are candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree do not choose a major until they enroll in courses for sophomore year.

Visit ABET for complete information about ABET, what accreditation means, and why it is important. For more information, you may also contact the Engineering Accreditation Commission http://www.abet.org.