The educational mission of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program is to provide students with an multidisciplinary curriculum that is fundamental, yet broad and flexible, to produce graduates who are well-grounded in mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge; have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design civil engineering systems; have the ability to communicate effectively; have had meaningful opportunities for undergraduate research; and who have acquired an understanding and appreciation for global and societal issues and are thus prepared for a career path toward leadership in industry, government, and academia.
Undergraduate Major in Civil Engineering
Program Educational Objectives: A few years after completing the Civil Engineering program, graduates will:
- establish a Civil Engineering career in industry, government, or academia and achieve professional licensure as appropriate;
- demonstrate excellence and innovation in engineering problem solving and design in a global and societal context;
- commit to lifelong learning and professional development to stay current in technology and contemporary issues; and
- take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in technical and/or managerial roles.
Civil Engineering Student Outcomes
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.