Civil Engineering, BSCE

Program Educational Objectives
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineer­ing seeks to educate graduates who will be ethical, productive, and contributing members of their profession and of society. This education should form the basis for professional and personal development after graduation, as encompassed by the following objectives:

  1. Graduates will apply engineering fundamentals acquired in their undergraduate program to succeed in:
    a. Engineering careers in the public sector, private sector, or academia
    b. Non-engineering careers in research, government, educa­tion, public policy, business, law, or medicine that benefit from engineering education
  2. Graduates will be motivated toward lifelong learning and the pursuit of significant, recognized post-BS professional develop­ment, such as:
    a. Professional engineering licensure
    b. Graduate studies in engineering or science or other professional fields that benefit from analytic and scientific fundamentals
  3. Graduates will engage in outreach to improve engineering practice or society through:
    a. Activity in professional organizations
    b. Activity in service and community organizations

Student Outcomes:
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 multi-disciplinary 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 needs 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