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Mission:  To provide an excellent civil engineering education that prepares graduates to develop into professionals who will exceed the needs of their employers, clients, and community in a continually changing world.

Educational Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to perform essential engineering functions in the design, management, or construction industry. Supporting learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Technical Core - Solve problems in mathematics (through differential equations), probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and an additional area of science.
  • Experiments - Design an experiment or experimental program to meet a need; conduct civil engineering experiments, and analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  • Engineering Problems - Develop problem statements and solve well-defined engineering problems in four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering. 
  • Contemporary Issues - Explain the impact of historical and contemporary issues on the identification, formulation, and solution of engineering problems. 

Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design/construct complex engineering systems in the broad-based engineering industry.  Supporting learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Design - Design a system or process in more than one civil engineering context to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability. 
  • Multidisciplinary - Function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Professional/Ethical -Analyze a situation involving multiple conflicting professional and ethical interests to determine an appropriate course of action and explain the importance of professional licensure. 
  • Communication - Organize and deliver effective verbal, written, and graphical communications. 
  • Engineering Tools - Apply relevant techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to solve engineering problems.

Graduates will demonstrate their potential for technical leadership and management.  Supporting learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Life Long Learning - Explain the need for and demonstrate the ability to learn on their own, without the aid of formal instruction. 
  • Leadership - Apply leadership principles to direct the efforts of a small group. 
  • Service - Use one's time and skills to benefit an individual or community without cost to the recipient.   
  • Project Management - Explain key concepts in project management, and develop solutions to well-defined project management problems. 
  • Business and Public Administration - Explain key concepts and processes used in business, public policy, and public administration. 
  • Cultural and Global Awareness - Analyze and interpret cultural perspectives and social systems that define human characteristics. 

* The civil engineering program uses the term "educational objective" to describe the expected accomplishments of our students in three to five years following graduation.The term "student learning outcome" is used to describe knowledge and skills at the time of graduation.