Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Educational Objectives

The career and professional accomplishments our program is preparing graduates to achieve are as follows:

  1. Our graduates engage in entry-level engineering or related employment or advanced education.
  2. Our graduates demonstrate competence and ongoing development in their technical and professional skills.
  3. Our graduates demonstrate continued growth in effective communication.
  4. Our graduates pursue their careers with integrity, service, and professionalism.
  5. Our graduates continue learning and they grow into positions of responsibility.

Student Outcomes

The Department adopted and added to the list of educational outcome assessment as stipulated by ABET (Criterion 3, outcomes a through k). Our Student Outcomes consist of the following:

  • Outcome 1: A firm foundation and knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles and the ability to apply the knowledge (adapted from ABET outcome “a”).
  • Outcome 2: An ability to design and conduct experiments and the ability to analyze the data, interpret results and draw conclusions (adapted from ABET outcome “b”).
  • Outcome 3: The ability to design a component, system or process to meet desired needs and imposed constraints (adapted from ABET outcome “c”).
  • Outcome 4: The ability to think logically, critically and creatively (outcome added by constituents).
  • Outcome 5: The ability to work in multidisciplinary teams (adapted from ABET outcome “d”).
  • Outcome 6: The ability to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems (adapted from ABET outcome “e”).
  • Outcome 7: The ability to use appropriate modern techniques, skills and tools, including computer applications, necessary for engineering practice (adapted from ABET outcome “k”).
  • Outcome 8: An understanding of professional ethics and integrity and an engineer’s responsibilities to the profession and society (adapted from ABET outcome “f”).
  • Outcome 9: The ability to communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical forms (adapted from ABET outcome “g”).
  • Outcome 10: Broad educational experiences that provide an awareness and understanding of the impact of engineering on global and societal issues (adapted from ABET outcome “h”).
  • Outcome 11: A knowledge of contemporary issues (ABET outcome “j”).
  • Outcome 12: Recognition of the importance of life-long learning and the benefits of being active in professional societies, such as ASCE (adapted from ABET outcome “i”).