Engineering (BS)

Degree Type
Degree/Major
Area of Interest
STEM
Degree Level
Undergraduate
College
College of Engineering, Letters, and Sciences
Sample Plan

Viterbo’s engineering program was created in response to the need for engineers and at the request of employers. We work with local industry leaders to provide technical curriculum that establishes a solid foundation of engineering skills while developing students’ communication and leadership skills through a liberal arts education and Viterbo University’s core values.

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Learning Outcomes
  • Problem Solving Skills (ABET 1): An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics 
  • Designing in Context (ABET 2): 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 
  • Communication (ABET 3): An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
  • Ethical Responsibilities (ABET 4): 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 
  • Working within a Team (ABET 5): 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 
  • Experimental Design and Analysis (ABET 6): An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions 
  • Continuous Learning Techniques (ABET 7): An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies 
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Serving the Common Good course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    Complete 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics. (Courses that qualify for Scientific Reasoning in the Natural Sciences or Quantitative Literacy credit within the LIVE program may also count toward the total.)
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.

Engineering (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Science) Students completing courses in the Liberal Studies pathway from Western Technical College may earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering.

Engineering (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Science) Students with an earned AAS degree in Mechanical Design Tech from Western Technical College may earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in engineering. The degree must have been earned May 2018 or later. Students may not begin this program or be considered a student in this program until the AAS degree has been completed and documented on a transcript. The student cannot be dually enrolled. The AAS degree must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo. Students must fulfill all requirements for the Core Curriculum, mission seminars, major requirements, Bachelor of Science requirements, and final degree requirements. Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the credit total in the core curriculum and major.