Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission is to provide engineering students with a holistic education so they are prepared to take on society's challenges and opportunities in socially, ethically and professionally responsible ways.
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Our vision is to deliver a high-quality student-centered engineering education that provides distinctive, authentic and supportive experiences that inspire students to make a positive difference.
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Our core values that are critical to the success of our mission and vision are: academic excellence, caring, collaboration, curiosity, empathy, innovation, diversity and global awareness.
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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering students emerge from our programs as world-class Changemakers who have the foundation and capacity to be innovative leaders who are thoughtful, informed and engaged participants in the global community. We believe that following and staying true to our mission, vision and values will help us continue to develop exceptional engineers and computer scientists who make a world of difference.