Undergraduate Program Objectives and Assessment
- Graduates develop practical engineering designs, participate in planning, and perform other relevant civil engineering assignments in a competent and professional manner.
- Graduates incorporate considerations of economic, social context, community need, environmental, public safety and sustainability concerns, while conducting their engineering practice or practice in related fields.
- Graduates demonstrate their commitment to life-long learning through a) seeking professional engineer licensure, b) pursuing graduate studies, or c) participating in professional development activities organized by professional societies, relevant organizations/institutions, or their employer.
All program graduates must demonstrate that they have:
- 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 multi-disciplinary 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
- the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science, consistent with the program educational objectives
- the ability to apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering
- the ability to conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data
- the ability to design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context
- the ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure
- a majority of graduating seniors must demonstrate that they have civil engineering related work experience in a private firm or government organization prior to graduation.