BS/BA in Engineering Objectives and Student Outcomes

The educational objectives of the USD BS/BA in Engineering program are to develop graduates who:
  • are able to apply their broad engineering and broad liberal arts backgrounds in their professional and personal endeavors;
  • can adapt to evolving job responsibilities;
  • collaborate with others as members or leaders of engineering or multidisciplinary teams

To achieve these objectives, the BS/BA in Engineering program has been designed to ensure that graduates have achieved the following outcomes:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to 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
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the 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 the profession];
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.;
  • an ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics to applications in electrical engineering.