Mechanical Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

USD's mechanical engineering program seeks to develop graduates who:

  • graduation icon are able to apply their broad academic background in mechanical engineering and the liberal arts in their professional and personal endeavors
  • exchange icon can adapt to evolving job responsibilities
  • puzzle piece icon can contribute effectively on a team and provide leadership in their professional careers

To achieve these objectives, the mechanical engineering program has been designed to ensure that our graduates have achieved the following student outcomes, including an understanding of or ability to:

  • brain identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  • earth apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  • chat bubble communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • scale recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  • link function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  • measure develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • strategy acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies