Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Engineering Technology Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes, and Enrollment/Graduation Data

Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Southern Utah University Engineering Program will be considered successful if after four years from their graduation they:

  1. Are employed in the engineering profession or are engaged in further education or work in another field that makes use of the fundamentals of mathematics, physical science, and engineering science.
  2. Have become or are aspiring to become licensed professional engineers if engaged in an engineering profession where it is needed.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to professionalism, ethical responsibility and a concern for society and the environment, such as by active participation in professional societies or similar organizations fostering continued professional and personal development and service.

Student Learning Outcomes

The outcomes of the Engineering program are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will have:

  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; and
  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.
Engineering Graduation Data
Degrees Awarded 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Engineering 8 7 10 9 11 *
Engineering Enrollment Data
End of Term Headcount 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Fall 92 93 99 114 119 144
Spring 80 96 93 108 127 133
Summer 13 11 8 18 24 *

* data not yet available

For more detailed enrollment and graduation data, please refer to the Institutional Research website.

Engineering Technology

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply mathematics, science, engineering, and technical knowledge to Engineering Technology problems.
  2. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  3. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
  4. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to function effectively as a leader of a team.
  5. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply written communication.
  6. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply oral communication.
  7. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have the ability to apply graphical communication.
  8. Southern Utah University Engineering Technology graduates have a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Engineering Technology Graduation Data
Degrees Awarded 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Engineering Technology 11 19 17 28 18 *
Engineering Technology Enrollment Data
End of Term Headcount 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Fall 144 121 108 15 110 117
Spring 130 123 108 105 103 115
Summer 28 30 28 24 25 *

* data not yet available

For more detailed enrollment and graduation data, please refer to the Institutional Research website.

Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

At SUU, the Mechanical Engineering curriculum prepares students to succeed in industry, lead diverse teams towards a common goal, continually develop professional and technical skills, and encourages students to engage and contribute to their community and society. We strive to help our students learn key skills such that within a few years after graduation, they can:

  • apply and communicate their engineering knowledge, critical thinking, professional skills and problem solving abilities in professional engineering practice in a broad range of engineering fields, or in non-engineering fields;
  • complete advanced degrees in mechanical or other engineering disciplines if desired;
  • lead multidisciplinary teams on significant projects from inception to completion;
  • conduct interdisciplinary research;
  • actively participate in professional organizations and embrace leadership roles; and
  • apply their engineering background and develop new skills beyond engineering to contribute to their communities, society and the engineering profession.

Student Outcomes

The outcomes of the Engineering program are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will have:

  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; and
  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.