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Program Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Civil & Environmental Engineering Program Outcomes and Performance Criteria

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Program Educational Objectives 

The objectives of the program in civil and environmental engineering are designed to aid in the pursuit of our mission are the following. The program educational objectives are expectations of alumni 3-6 years after graduation. 

  • Successfully engage in the practice of civil or environmental engineering (private, public, or academic sectors) to solve important engineering and environmental problems, while upholding the code of ethics for engineers.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities including professional licensure (PE), advanced studies, research, participation in conferences or workshops, and continuing education. 
  • Advance the profession by pursuing leadership positions, membership in professional societies, and teaching opportunities. 
  • Participate in and contribute to service to society through public, private, or academic organizations addressing important societal issues and needs.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are what is expected of the students upon graduation.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. 
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. 
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. 


Enrollment Data


Civil Engineering

Academic Year

Total Undergraduates (2nd – 4th year)

Bachelor Degrees Awarded

2017-18

104

2016-17

107

47

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

2017-18

50

2016-17

51

19

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.