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Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives, Student Learning Outcomes, Enrollment and Graduation Data

Educational Objectives

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  1. Graduates develop practical engineering designs, participate in planning, and perform other relevant civil engineering assignments in a competent and professional manner.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

All program graduates must demonstrate that they 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 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
  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
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. 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
  13. the ability to apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering 
  14. the ability to conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data 
  15. the ability to design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context 
  16. the ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure 
  17. 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.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

 Table 1 - Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program Statistics
Academic Year Enrollment Degrees Granted
2011 210 29
2012 184 52
2013 190 55
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