Learning Goals

The Trinity Engineering learning goals arise from its mission statement:

“to educate and inspire engineering students within the liberal arts environment so that they will possess the knowledge and vision to make significant contributions to the engineering profession and to society at large.”

This overarching theme is expanded to specific learning goals embodied in educational objectives:

The program educational objectives of the B.S. in engineering program are the following:

  • Trinity engineering graduates apply their broad liberal arts education and firm foundation in engineering fundamentals to diverse fields of endeavor. 
  • Early in their careers, Trinity engineering graduates pursue varied positions in industry or graduate school in engineering and related fields. 
  • Trinity engineering graduates demonstrate professional growth, provide leadership, and contribute to the needs of society.

The degree of student attainment of these educational objectives is assessed by rubrics that quantify specific student outcomes.  These outcomes are consistent with ABET Criteria 3, Student Outcomes.

All graduates of the Trinity B.S. in Engineering program will demonstrate the following:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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