Loyola University Maryland

Department of Engineering

Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes (Learning Aims)

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The primary focus of our program is preparing students for successful careers in engineering and related fields. In consultation with our various constituencies, we have established the following Program Educational Objectives.

The department of engineering of Loyola University Maryland strives to produce graduates who

  1. function as successful professionals in diverse engineering disciplines and enterprises;
  2. develop creative, entrepreneurial, and cost-effective solutions to contemporary problems of increasing scope and complexity as their careers progress;
  3. assume increasing responsibilities of technical and/or managerial leadership in their work organizations;
  4. pursue lifelong learning through a variety of means including graduate education, continuing education, professional training, on-the-job training, and career development; and
  5. provide services to their professions and communities, drawing upon their Jesuit educational experience to serve the needs of humankind.

The program has also adopted the following Student Outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives listed above.

By the time of graduation, our students will have demonstrated

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) an ability to communicate effectively;
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.