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University of San Diego - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

University of San Diego's undergraduate engineering programs culminate in a unique dual BS/BA degree that results from a combination of intensive technical education and the USD emphasis on a broad liberal education. Our programs are ranked 13th among non-doctoral granting engineering programs by US News and World Report.
We require both breadth and depth in the engineering discipline, and each major includes an extensive laboratory component in outstanding laboratory facilities dedicated for undergraduate instruction. We provide personalized education in small classes with a curriculum that emphasizes preparation for work in industry and the development of professionalism and values.

USD's programs in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering were developed to meet the increasing demands of industry for broadly educated engineers capable of meeting the current and future challenges of changing technology in a global economy and society.
The programs combine USD's tradition of providing a high-quality liberal arts education with engineering coursework that provides both the laboratory intensive, hands-on experiences that allow graduates to make immediate contributions and the technical background needed to allow graduates to continue to learn and adapt to changing problems and technologies.

In Fall 2014, USD established a new "BS/BA in Engineering" degree. This new program will feature a design-centric, multidisciplinary curriculum. Within the degree students will be able to concentrate on embedded systems software engineering, sustainability, or bioengineering.

Our mission is to provide students with a holistic education so they are better prepared to take on society's challenges and opportunities in socially, ethically and professionally responsible ways.

Our vision is to deliver a high-quality engineering education that provides distinctive, authentic and supportive experiences that inspire students to make a difference.