Mission & Program Educational Objectives

Engineering and Computing Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockhurst University Engineering and Computing Program is to develop high-quality graduates who meet the needs of our society both locally and globally. Graduates will be prepared and confident in their abilities to assist industry, and will advance within the industry’s ranks. Rockhurst University Engineering and Computing graduates will be equipped with a broad complement of skills so that they may operate in the increasingly competitive global community. Engineering and Computing graduates will be engineers, computer scientists and information technology specialists actively involved in the life and growth of the region and committed to the service of the contemporary world.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Electrical Engineering
The undergraduate degree in EE is designed so that graduates will be committed to the service of their communities and the contemporary world. Graduates attain employment in electrical engineering and advance their careers in this field or achieve success in other areas. Some graduates become registered professional engineers and/or pursue advanced studies.

Computer Science
The undergraduate degree in CS is designed so that graduates attain employment and advance their careers in industry, government and academia. Some graduates achieve appropriate certifications and/or pursue advanced study in computer science or other graduate fields. Graduates are engaged in lifelong learning and thereby advance in their careers. Notably, graduates are committed to the service of their communities and the contemporary world.

Information Technology
The degree of Bachelor in I.T. is designed so that graduates attain employment in an IT related field. Some graduates achieve appropriate certifications and/or pursue advanced study in business, IT or other fields. Graduates are engaged in lifelong learning and thereby advance in their careers. Notably, graduates are committed to the service of their communities and the contemporary world.

Civil Engineering
The Civil Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects the graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Graduates are committed to the service of their communities and the contemporary world.
  • Graduates are successfully employed in an engineering or related field or are accepted into a graduate program.
  • Graduates apply the necessary problem-solving, design, and application skills for successful careers in Civil Engineering.
  • Graduates utilize their educational foundation and communication skills to effectively lead, work, and communicate in diverse career paths.
  • Graduates succeed in the complex social, business, and technical environment in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.

Mechanical Engineering
The Mechanical Engineering program at Rockhurst University expects the graduates within a few years of graduation to attain the following:

  • Graduates are committed to the service of their communities and the contemporary world.
  • Graduates are successfully employed in an engineering or related field or are accepted into a graduate program.
  • Graduates apply the necessary problem-solving, design, and application skills for successful careers in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Graduates utilize their educational foundation and communication skills to effectively lead, work, and communicate in diverse career paths.
  • Graduates succeed in the complex social, business, and technical environment in which their engineering contributions will be utilized.

ABET Program Outcomes

The Rockhurst Program has adopted ABET program outcomes (a) through (k) to foster achievement of the Rockhurst program educational objectives. The program outcomes are stated below.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.