Program Educational Objectives
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Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Program at Gonzaga University will:
1. Develop engineered solutions that are well-conceived and carefully implemented to meet public and private sector needs.
2. Contribute effectively to organizations as leaders and/or team members.
3. Foster personal and organizational success in a dynamic, globalized professional environment.
4. Improve society by applying Jesuit, humanistic values to their professional and civic responsibilities.
These four Objectives encompass the broad areas in which we believe our graduates will contribute to society in their careers and professions.
Graduates of the Program in Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University will possess knowledge and ability in the following areas:
(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
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice