BA Engineering - St. Ambrose University

General

Program Description

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St. Ambrose is a comfort zone for engineers; it's not so large that you'll get lost, whether it be in a lecture or a crowd. And our veteran faculty understand the skills you'll need to succeed in the working world by giving you plenty of experience, from your entry-level classes through the culminating Senior Design Course.

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St. Ambrose University is the ONLY university in the Quad Cities offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and a dual degree option (Industrial and Mechanical engineering).

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is concerned with designing, evaluating, and improving systems. At St. Ambrose, our emphasis is on how humans fit into those systems to ensure safe and productive work.

Industrial Engineers are in high demand in many sectors of the economy, from traditional industrial settings to streamlining hospital operations. The skills learned as an Industrial Engineer will provide a wealth of opportunities for the graduate.

The program mission is to develop graduates who design, communicate, and implement engineering solutions satisfying the needs of all concerned.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Students are educated through a carefully engineered curriculum that includes proven engineering design knowledge, a breadth of general education, exposure to modern methods, the development of thinking, writing, and presentation skills, an understanding of spatial relationships, and an ability to solve real problems. Industrial Engineering graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate their success through leadership roles.
  2. Advance their expertise through professional practice or graduate education.
  3. Investigate, define, communicate, defend and implement solutions to complex problems.
  4. Enrich their lives and the lives of others.

Student Outcomes

Students are expected to know and be able to do the following student outcomes by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program:

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.
l) An ability to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems that include people, materials, information equipment and energy.
m) An ability to integrate systems using appropriate analytical, computational, and experimental practices.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the broadest discipline in engineering and uses a combination of human, material and economic resources to provide solutions to problems faced in society. As an applied science, Mechanical Engineering is focused on the design, development, manufacture, management and control of engineering systems.

At St. Ambrose, our emphasis is on the people and designing and adapting environments to best suit personal needs, such as planning efficient heating and cooling systems for new facilities or developing equipment to help the disabled become more self-sufficient.

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering program is to develop graduates who analyze, design, communicate, and integrate humans in thermal and mechanical engineering solutions.

Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Students are educated through a carefully engineered curriculum that includes proven engineering design knowledge; a breadth of general education; exposure to modern methods; the development of thinking, writing, and presentation skills; an understanding of spatial relationships; and an ability to solve real problems.

Industrial Engineering graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate their success through leadership roles.
  2. Advance their expertise through professional practice or graduate education.
  3. Investigate, define, communicate, defend, and implement solutions to complex problems.
  4. Enrich their lives and the lives of others.

Student Outcomes

Students are expected to know and be able to do the following student outcomes by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program:

(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.
(l) an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations)
(m) an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas

Last updated Oct 2017

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