Mechanical Engineering Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives represent graduates’ performance three to five years after completing the BS/BA degree. USD’s Mechanical Engineering Program seeks to develop graduates who can:

  • graduation icon further integrate their broad academic backgrounds in mechanical engineering and the liberal arts in their professional and persoanl endeavors;
  • exchange icon adapt to evolving job responsibilities and continue to enhance technical competence
  • puzzle piece icon and advance their ability for professional practice, particularly in team environments as productive contributors and leaders

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