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Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

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. excel and achieve professional fulfillment across a diverse range of engineering jobs and enterprises;
  2. creatively innovate technically-sound, entrepreneurial, cost-effective, and need-driven solutions for contemporary and future problems of increasing scope and complexity as their careers progress;
  3. serve their teams as leaders, both technically and functionally, within their work organizations;
  4. are known as clear and effective communicators for a range of audiences;
  5. demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in professional practice, consistent with Loyola’s mission;
  6. pursue lifelong learning through a variety of means including graduate education, continuing education, professional training, and career development; and
  7. provide service to their professions and communities, demonstrating empathy and 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

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



Summer research with the Hauber Fellowship program allows undergraduates to spend 10 weeks each summer working on an independent project under the guidance of Loyola faculty.