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Undergraduate Program
Civil Engineering

Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program are expected to:

  1. Practice civil engineering, use their program knowledge in other avenues, or enter graduate school;
  2. Apply engineering principles and an understanding of civil engineering issues to analysis, design, construction, management, and preservation of natural and engineered systems;
  3. Participate in comprehensive design activities carried out in interdisciplinary settings that involve applying current and emerging practices in civil engineering;
  4. Actively participate in professional and/or community-based service (local, national, or global) that benefit the profession and the public;
  5. Be capable of effective leadership and communication;
  6. Be capable of professional licensure, and eager and able to engage in further study and professional development; and
  7. Consider the social, economic, and environmental aspects as part of the engineering solution and problem definition.

Program Outcomes

At graduation, students in the Civil Engineering Program will have attained minimum levels of accomplishment in the following program outcomes. These encompass ABET's Criterion 3.

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