Transmission & Distribution Program Educational Objectives & Student Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Program in Transmission and Distribution Engineering 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

In keeping with continuous improvement practices, beginning in July 2021 the T&D Program has adopted the following new Student Learning Outcomes that support the program educational objectives:

  1. Identify, plan, and solve complex utility engineering problems
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet real world constraints, regulatory standards, economic factors, and environmental considerations
  3. Analyze, create, and maintain power transmission and distribution systems

 

Student Learning Outcomes (before July, 2021):

Graduates of the Program in Transmission and Distribution Engineering at Gonzaga University will possess knowledge and ability in the following areas:

  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
  8. an ability to design, plan, and maintain power transmission and distribution systems at a level reflecting their advanced engineering studies and industry experience