The program objectives of the bachelor of science degree in civil engineering are that within five years:
- Graduates will be successfully employed in engineering, science or technology careers.
- Graduates are assuming management or leadership roles.
- Graduates will engage in continual learning by pursuing advanced degrees or additional educational opportunities through coursework, professional conferences and training, or participation in professional societies.
- Graduates will pursue professional registration or other appropriate certifications.
- Graduates will be active in civic engagement.
The outcomes that students are expected to have attained upon graduation with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering are:
- the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
- the ability to design and conduct experiments
- the ability to analyze and interpret data
- the ability to design a system or component to meet desired needs
- the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
- the ability to communicate effectively through writing and drawing
- the ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations
- an understanding of the impact of engineering on society
- an understanding of the necessity to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues in civil, environmental and architectural engineering
- the ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills and tools
- the ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy and leadership
Before their graduation, students in civil and environmental engineering will take a capstone design course in addition to training in structural and foundation design, civil engineering systems, construction, engineering geology, engineering materials, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, water quality, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, computer-aided and manual engineering drawing, mechanics and dynamics, computer modeling, professional practice and ethics seminars, structural analysis and design, surveying, and transportation systems via required and elective courses.