- Math/Science/Engineering: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, and computer science, to the design of complex electrical and electronic systems and devices.
- Advanced Mathematics: An ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic systems using advanced mathematical concepts including probability and statistics, linear algebra and matrix theory, vector calculus, and complex analysis and transforms.
- Engineering Design: An ability to identify engineering problems, and to carry out the engineering design of a system or component to meet desired needs, using modern tools for complex design.
- Experiments/Data: An ability to conduct experiments, to test systems, and to analyze and interpret results critically.
- Engineering Teams: An ability to solve engineering problems as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Contemporary Issues: An understanding of contemporary issues and the ability to assess the impact of engineering solutions on the community.
- Ethics/Profession: An understanding of ethical and professional responsibility.
- >Communication: An ability to communicate effectively.
- SCU Goals CCC: An understanding of the Santa Clara University objectives of competence, conscience and compassion, and an appreciation for how these characteristics are an important part of the engineering profession.
- Lifelong Learning: An abiding curiosity about the world in which we live, an appreciation of the need for lifelong learning to continue to understand that world, and the ability and desire to engage in lifelong learning.