Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Objectives


The faculty and staff provide the opportunity for civil engineering students to develop state-of-the-art engineering knowledge and skills through student-centered education and research. Teamwork, professionalism and the importance of life-long learning are hallmarks of our program. Students and faculty provide outreach through innovative civil engineering solutions to significant regional, national, and global issues.


The department will be a leader in civil engineering education through the integration of design in the curriculum. Upon graduation, our students will be able to excel in the global civil and environmental engineering community. We will be a recognized center for innovative civil engineering research and expertise that meets the needs of industry, government, and society.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become engineering leaders and assume responsibility for multidisciplinary engineering design; project construction, and asset management; and ethical decision making in professional practice.
  2. Graduates continue to grow intellectually and professionally through participation in professional society activities, continuing engineering education, graduate studies, and/or self study during their professional career.
  3. Graduates demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills to meet increasing professional demands.
  4. Graduates become licensed professional engineers.

Program Educational Outcomes


  1. Apply knowledge of traditional mathematics, science, and engineering skills, and use modern engineering tools to solve problems.
  2. Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data in more than one civil engineering sub-discipline.
  3. Design systems, components, and processes and recognize the strengths and areas for possible improvement of their creative designs within realistic constraints such as economic, political, social, constructability, sustainability, public health and safety, environmental, and ethical.
  4. Work independently as well as part of a multidisciplinary design team.
  5. Identify, formulate, solve, and evaluate engineering design problems using engineering models in the disciplines of structural engineering, transportation engineering, hydrology, construction management, and/or environmental engineering.
  6. Analyze a situation and make appropriate professional and ethical decisions.
  7. Demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to learning and continued professional development outside the classroom, incorporate contemporary issues and historical perspectives during problem solving, and determine the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. Explain professional practice attitudes, leadership principles and attitudes, management concepts and processes, and concepts of business, public policy, and public administration.