University of Southern Indiana

Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

USI Engineering Program Objectives

Program graduates will contribute to the engineering profession.

We will consider this objective to be achieved if:

Within five years, most graduates are working in engineering or in fields directly related to engineering.


Program graduates will contribute to the regional economy.

We will consider this objective to be achieved if:

After five years, most graduates are employed within the tri-state region surrounding Evansville, Indiana.

USI Engineering Student Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  • 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

  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • an ability to communicate effectively

  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  • a knowledge of contemporary issues

  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 Master of Science Industrial Management Program Objectives and Student Outcomes 

The primary purpose of the program is to provide knowledge of management concepts and modern technical innovations as applied to technically based enterprises.

The graduate degree program in industrial management is designed to accommodate either of two objectives:

 1)      increasing the breadth of an individual's education in various technical fields related to industrial management; or

2)      increasing the depth of education in a single technical specialty related to industrial management.  The program should meet the needs of the employed individual who either seeks additional knowledge in subject areas that were not covered in his or her undergraduate degree program or desires to extend the knowledge acquired as an undergraduate or through employment experience.  

 The student's understanding and competencies should be expanded and enhanced by:

*    An understanding of the role of technology and technological innovation in improving the productivity and competitive advantage of an organization.
*    An understanding of the functions within a business and their inter-relationships with one another and especially with engineering, production, operations, and material handling within a technically based organization.
*    An understanding and appreciation for the role of the individual worker, bargaining unit, and management with respect to human nature and their respective roles and responsibilities within the organization in providing quality, reliable products and services to its customers.   
*    Develop ability to think critically and creatively about organizations and their goals within the global community.
*    Ability to understand and utilize modern quantitative and behavioral analysis tools and techniques in formulating and making decisions to solve complex business and engineering problems under uncertainty and constraints.
*    Develop strong interpersonal, decision-making, reasoning, and conflict resolution skills.  

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