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.
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:
- Graduates will accept increasing levels of responsibility over time and obtain their desired professional registration.
- Graduates will continue further studies in engineering and other professional disciplines as appropriate to their careers.
- Graduates will develop creative engineering solutions to project challenges that are cost effective and environmentally sensitive.
- 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;
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
- a proficiency in a minimum of four (4) recognized major civil engineering areas;
- an ability to perform civil engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum; and
- 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.