Industrial and Systems Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The educational objectives of the USD industrial and systems engineering program are to develop graduates who:

  • graduation icon Have established careers in industrial and systems engineering in industry, service, consulting, or government organizations.
  • cubes icon Design, develop and implement sustainable, value-added improvements to integrated industrial and service systems to achieve organizational goals.
  • collaboration icon Collaborate and communicate effectively with others as members or leaders of engineering or multidisciplinary teams.
  • stats icon Continue to develop skills in engineering, business, management, leadership, or other industrial and systems engineering related fields.

To achieve these objectives, the industrial and systems 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