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Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The curriculum in Civil Engineering is designed to cultivate and promote among our undergraduates high levels of scholarship, desire to seek understanding, a solid foundation in professional and personal responsibility, desire for service, and an ability/willingness to serve as leaders within both the engineering profession and society.
This curriculum results from the following program objectives. The graduates of our program will:

  • Demonstrate that they are applying physics, chemistry, biology, geology, mathematics and/or engineering science through participation in graduate school, engineering practice, or other professional practice.
  • Be responsible for identifying, formulating and executing solutions to multidisciplinary problems encountered within either the practice of civil engineering or other professional endeavors.
  • Communicate (either orally or in writing) in the professional and/or public domain.
  • Enter the engineering profession through advanced study and/or professional practice, or pursue an alternative professional career path through advanced study
  • Apply personal, professional and ethical considerations in completing engineering design or job requirements.
  • Identify the impact of engineering on society and the natural and built environments.
  • Demonstrate continuing activities focused on learning past the undergraduate education.
  • Contribute to service efforts to the community in both the professional and private realm.
  • Recognize the importance of, and continue to pursue, professional engineer (PE) licensure.

Civil Engineering Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will possess an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data in at least two of the major civil engineering specialty disciplines.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in both individual and team environments, particularly in the design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Graduates will possess an understanding of professional ethical responsibility.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and both individually and as members of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Graduates will have a knowledge of contemporary issues in civil engineering, and the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Graduates will recognize the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning and the importance of professional licensure.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Graduates will possess an understanding of professional practice issues including considerations in public policy or project management.

Environmental Engineering Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will possess an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data in at least two of the major environmental engineering specialty disciplines.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in both individual and team environments, particularly in the design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  • Graduates will possess an understanding of professional ethical responsibility.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and both individually and as members of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Graduates will have knowledge of contemporary issues in environmental engineering, and the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • Graduates will recognize the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning and the importance of professional licensure.
  • Graduates will possess an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Graduates will possess an understanding of environmental engineering professional practice issues including roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations.

Enrollment Data

Civil Engineering

Academic Year

Total Undergraduates (2nd – 4th year)

Bachelor Degrees Awarded

2015-16

162

44

2014-15

157

42

2013-14

157

43

2012-13

204

48

2011-12

187

39

2010-11

173

46

Environmental Engineering

Academic Year

Total Undergraduates (2nd – 4th year)

Bachelor Degrees Awarded

2015-16

53

17

2014-15

38

1

2013-14

17

N/A

*The Environmental Engineering program was established for students entering the program in the Fall of 2013.