CE Program Educational Objectives
The current educational objectives of the Civil Engineering program are:
- Graduates will be prepared for successful careers in the civil engineering profession with a commitment to life-long learning for personal and professional enrichment and to meet societal and global challenges.
- Graduates should be applying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and ethical responsibility in the practice of civil and environmental engineering.
- Graduates should be well versed in several areas of civil and environmental engineering, such as structural, geotechnical, transportation, construction, water resources and environmental engineering, and are able to identify, formulate, and solve a wide range of civil and environmental engineering problems using modern engineering tools and techniques
- Graduates should demonstrate a record of individual and team accomplishments in developing creative and sound engineering solutions to practical problems that incorporate a broad range of considerations such as economic, environmental, ethical, social, and policy implications.
CE Student Outcomes
Students from the Civil Engineering program will attain (by the time of graduation):
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) 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
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice