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Enrichment Experience

The Enrichment Experience is an 8 unit requirement that is common to all departments in the School of Engineering. The various components that are associated with this requirement were designed to broaden the scope of the student’s knowledge, and develop certain skills that are widely perceived as essential for operating in a global environment (such as the ability to communicate clearly, to function on interdisciplinary and diverse teams, and to make ethically and socially responsible decisions).

In order to fulfill this requirement, students must take a course in at least two of the three areas in the Graduate Core (for a minimum of 4 units).  Graduate Core

Those who choose to do less than 8 units of coursework in the Core can accumulate the remaining units by:

  1. Taking one or more major technical electives (Directed Research, Independent Study, Capstone, Thesis and Design Projects cannot fulfill the requirement)
  2. Taking additional classes from the Graduate Core
  3. Taking Cooperative Education courses
  4. Combining courses from categories (a), (b), and (c)

Through the Enrichment Experience, in conjunction with students’ specific program of study, Engineering graduate students will achieve the following objectives:

1. Academic competence

Graduate students will demonstrate broad content knowledge and the ability to integrate and apply concepts from their course of study to professional situations.

2. Creative and collaborative learning

Graduate students will demonstrate an ability to collaborate in creative ways, and communicate effectively with professionals and others in their discipline.

3. Professional development

  Graduate students will exhibit professionalism, consistent with the University’s Jesuit mission, that includes attention to ethics, integrity, and responsible engagement with their communities–both locally and globally.