Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering program educational objectives prepare students to:

Objective 1. Graduates apply broad based knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering science for solving engineering problems and creating engineering designs in the civil engineering professional field.

This objective implies that graduates will have a solid preparation that includes the knowledge of mathematics, sciences, statistics, engineering science disciplines and computer applications as a foundation for later studies and life-long learning. Through a rigorous program preparation graduates will also be well versed in different ways of addressing engineering problems.

Objective 2. Graduates demonstrate leadership in infrastructure design by creating solutions for complex urban problems by synthesizing and implementing knowledge from multiple disciplines.

This objective implies that graduates will have the necessary breadth and depth of technical knowledge and professional training to sustain a lengthy career as a civil engineer. It also encompasses broad knowledge of four traditional fields of civil engineering such as with an in-depth specialization knowledge in one focus area, as well as proficiency in experimentation, design, professional tools, communication skills, relationships between the engineering design and legal, environmental and societal concerns.

Objective 3. Graduates are leaders in the workplace and in professional organizations by demonstrating effective communication skills, ethical responsibility, and social awareness.

This objective relates to the nontechnical aspects of professional practice. Included in professional preparation are ethics, participation in professional organizations, interactions between professionals and integrating non-engineering factors in designs and decisions.

Objective 4. Graduates adapt to changes in the urban and global environment by exhibiting intellectual curiosity, innovating, pursuing continuous education, and embracing diverse ideas.

This objective recognizes the speed of technological change, changing professional environments and the need to keep the program up-to-date, both in terms of the knowledge transmitted and the means by which it is transmitted.