Dual BS/BA Engineering Degree Outcomes

The electrical, general, industrial and systems and mechanical engineering programs are all dual BS/BA degree programs, which means graduates will earn a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. All of our engineering programs ensure students become well-rounded professionals. Here is an overview of outcomes you can expect from a degree in engineering from USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering:

Solid Technical Skills

Solid technical skills in engineering means that students will have the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Broad Communication and Problem-Solving Skills

Technical skills are not enough. Graduates also must have the ability to communicate effectively to solve problems and present solutions. Students will have the ability to:

  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations

Global, Environmental and Societal Awareness and Understanding

In this global market, engineers must have an awareness of local and global issues to be effective. This program provides students:

  • A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues

In addition to the outcomes listed above, the Electrical Engineering program provides an ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics to applications in electrical engineering.

View objectives and outcomes for computer science, general engineeringelectrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering and mechanical engineering.