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CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civil Engineering

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Mission Statement

To provide our students with a sound basic civil engineering education and to prepare them for entry into the professional practice of civil engineering, as well as to inculcate in them a recognition that civil engineering is a people serving profession. In keeping with these goals, we aim to develop in them an understanding that a successful professional career is one that addresses the needs of society and requires a lifetime of learning and leadership.

Program Educational Objectives

To carry out the mission of the civil engineering program, the faculty have established the following educational objectives. During the first few years (1-5) following graduation, the graduates of the Civil Engineering program will have the following qualities:

  1. Graduates will accept increasing levels of responsibility over time and obtain their desired professional registration.
  2. Graduates will continue further studies in engineering and other professional disciplines as appropriate to their careers.
  3. Graduates will develop creative engineering solutions to project challenges that are cost effective and environmentally sensitive.

Student Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program

  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;
  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 responsibilities;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. a proficiency in a minimum of four (4) recognized major civil engineering areas;
  13. an ability to perform civil engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum; and
  14. an understanding of professional practice issues such as: procurement of work; bidding versus quality based selection processes; how the design professionals and the construction professions interact to construct a project; the importance of professional licensure and continuing education; and/or other professional practice issues.