Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering Student Outcomes

The graduates from the Civil Engineering Program will demonstrate that they have:

  1. the understanding of basic knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics, engineering, and in one additional area of science such as biology, geology, or geography.
  2. the ability to design and conduct experiments, interpret and analyze data, and report results in the areas of fluid mechanics, civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering design, and other related areas.
  3. the ability to design a civil engineering system, component, or process that meets desired specifications and requirements including but not limited to technical functions, safety, quality control, time, and cost.
  4. the ability to function on teams in assignments and projects, in engineering and science laboratories, and on multidisciplinary design projects.
  5. the ability to identify, formulate, and/or solve civil engineering problems in major civil engineering areas including: construction management, environmental engineering, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, materials, transportation engineering, and hydraulics engineering.
  6. the understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities and the ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy and leadership.
  7. the ability to communicate effectively orally through presentations, classroom participation and discussion, and in writing professional emails, memos, papers, and reports.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context and to understand the community needs by participating in community activities, conducting research, or designing a project.
  9. the recognition of the need for post graduate education/learning and professional licensure, and the ability to engage in life-long learning activities including but not limited to admittance to graduate school, taking the FE exam, getting certifications, and participating in research activities.
  10. a knowledge of and exposure to contemporary issues in classroom materials and discussions, projects, papers, articles, presentations, field visits, reading news articles, attending workshops, seminars/webinars, and/or in local, national, global, and professional news briefs such as the ASCE SmartBrief.
  11. the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering software tools and equipment necessary to analyze civil engineering problems and design civil engineering systems.