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Objectives & Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

B.S.C.E. Curriculum and Courses


Program Educational Objectives


Fall 2014

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 306 47 37 390
Civil Engineering 200 30 37 267
Environmental Engineering 23 17   40
Construction Engineering 80     80
Engineering Technology 3     3


Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2013-2014

Degrees awarded: December 2013, May 2014, August 2014

Departments and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 100 40 4 144
Civil Engineering 89 25 4 118
Environmental Engineering 11 15   26
Department of Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology 41     41
Construction Engineering 33     8
Engineering Technology 8     8

The four-year B.S.C.E. degree program prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of Civil Engineering. The program imparts essential knowledge, tools and skills necessary for Civil Engineering graduates to become successful engineers and life-long learners. Graduates gain the ability to understand and apply mathematics, science and engineering science to solve engineering problems. They have the ability to design modern engineering systems, to work on multidisciplinary teams and to communicate by written and graphical means. Undergraduates have the opportunity for research experience by working on the many research projects conducted by the department. The program strives to instill a spirit of service and leadership among the students. Development of leadership skills, awareness of professional ethics, and participation in student organizations prepare the B.S.C.E. graduate for professional practice. Many graduates continue their education by obtaining a M.S.C.E., MBA and/or Ph.D.

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering has adopted a straightforward set of four educational objectives for its B.S.C.E. graduates. The definition of “objective” in this context means our expectations for our graduates’ accomplishments several years after completing the B.S.C.E..

The Program Educational Objectives define future roles for which we are preparing our graduates

The Program Educational Objectives for the B.S.C.E. Program are as follows

  1. Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of Civil Engineers.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional development through graduate study if qualified or continuing education.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes define the knowledge and skills that will be mastered by our graduates.

General Engineering Program Outcomes

To enable the Civil Engineering students to accomplish the educational objectives, the curriculum is designed to assure that students at the time of graduation, would be able to

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Design a system, component or process to meet the constituencies needs within realistic constraints.
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Communicate effectively.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. Engage in life-long learning.
  10. Possess knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools.

Civil Engineering Specific Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students can

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, calculus-based physics, chemistry and one additional area of science.
  2. Apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to Civil Engineering.
  3. Conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  4. Design a system, component, or process in more than one Civil Engineering context.
  5. Explain basic professional practice concepts.
  6. Explain the importance of professional licensure.

The outcomes table shows how these outcomes are distributed across the CE curriculum.


The bachelor of science in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
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