Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Objective 1. Graduates will have the necessary knowledge to apply and build upon the fundamentals of engineering.
This objective implies that graduates will have a solid education that includes the sciences, mathematics, statistics, engineering sciences and computer applications as a foundation for later studies and life-long learning. Through a rigorous program graduates will also be well versed in ways of addressing engineering problems.
Objective 2. Graduates will have the necessary background for successful professional careers in civil engineering.
This objective implies that graduates will have the necessary breadth and depth of technical knowledge and professional training to sustain a lengthy career as a civil engineer. It also encompasses broad knowledge of four traditional fields of civil engineering with an in-depth knowledge in one, experimentation, design, professional tools, communications skills, relationships between engineering design and legal, environmental and societal concerns.
Objective 3. Graduates will demonstrate professionalism.
This objective relates to the nontechnical aspects of professional practice. Included in “professionalism” are such things as ethics, professional organizations, interactions between professionals and integrating non-engineering factors in designs and decisions.
Objective 4. Graduates are able to adapt to an ever-changing professional environment.
This objective recognizes the speed of technological change, changing professional environments and the need to keep the program up-to-date, both in terms of the knowledge transmitted and the means by which it is transmitted.