Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. We have a continuing assessment process in place in order to collect and interpret data to evaluate the achievement of program outcomes. The seven program outcomes for the SDSU Mechanical Engineering program are listed below.


  • PO1: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • PO2: An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • PO3: An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • PO4: An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • PO5: An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • PO6: An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • PO7: An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.