Robert Keller, Ph.D., Chair
The engineering program engages students in a rigorous, challenging, and comprehensive study of the fundamentals in engineering, mathematics, and science required to analyze, design, build, test and operate engineered systems in a manner that emphasizes interdisciplinary leadership that contributes to the profession and to society. It is expected that graduates use their problem solving and analytical skills to benefit society in a manner consistent with Catholic Social Teaching.
The engineering program offers a mechanical engineering degree and an engineering degree. The mechanical engineering degree focuses on the fundamentals of the transformation of energy from one form to another to do useful work, leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. The engineering degree offers a choice of three tracks to earn a B.S. in Engineering. These tracks are Biomedical, Computer, and Electromechanical. Each of these tracks focuses on both theory and design related to the track. Graduates of the Biomedical track are prepared to design and test electrical and mechanical systems that interface with biological systems. The Computer track emphasizes the development of computer controlled electrical and mechanical systems. The Electromechanical track deals with the design, development and test of mechanical systems with electronic controls.
Student Learning Outcomes - Engineering
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to 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.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.