Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Engineer Your Success

Engineers make a world of difference by making our lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive. Since USD emphasizes engineering that combines a liberal arts education with hands on design, our students emerge from our programs as engineers of the first order, who are thoughtful, informed and engaged participants in the global community. Watch this short video to better see how engineering is different at USD.

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The USD Engineering Programs are nine semester programs of study leading to both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree. We currently offer programs leading to the dual B.S./B.A. in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Unique features of USD's Engineering Programs:

  • Undergraduate programs culminating in a unique dual BS/BA degree that results from a combination of intensive technical education and the USD emphasis on a broad liberal education.
  • Highly rated among non-doctoral granting engineering programs by US News and World Report.
  • Breadth and depth in the engineering discipline, including an extensive laboratory component in outstanding laboratory facilities dedicated for undergraduate instruction.
  • Personalized education in small classes with a curriculum that emphasizes preparation for work in industry and the development of professionalism and values.