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Program Objectives & Outcomes

The Program Educational Objectives for the Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering are listed below. These objectives were developed with the input of the program's constituencies, who also participate in their periodic review. They describe the attributes the program's graduates are expected to have as they develop in their careers. The current Program Educational Objectives were modified slightly from those published in the most recent University Catalog (page 128).

Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program educates and prepares engineers  who a few years after graduation will be:

  • Contributing to society through the practice of civil engineering in a variety of contexts, including the protection of public health and safety and the development of sustainable engineering solutions;
  • Effectively applying the technical knowledge, engineering principles, communication skills and personal attributes necessary to be adaptable and successful in the civil engineering profession;
  • Advancing within their profession, including attaining professional licensure and positions of leadership; and
  • Exhibiting life-long learning, including the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes for the BSCE Degree

Graduates of the program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,
  3. an ability to design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, and sustainability)
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams,
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,
  7. an ability to communicate effectively,
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context,
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning, including an understanding of the importance of professional licensure,
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues,
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice,

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