Civil Engineering Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates will have a broad foundation in college-level physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, statistics and similar topics covered on the FE examination
  2. Graduates will have a comprehensive foundation in the engineering sciences, including solid and fluid mechanics, materials, electrical circuits, graphics, engineering economics, thermodynamics and similar topics found on the FE examination. (ABET i, partial)
  3. Graduates will have the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences and engineering fundamentals. (ABET a)
  4. Graduates will have the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. (ABET e)
  5. Graduates will have the ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (ABET k, partial)
  6. Graduates will have a broad understanding of civil engineering, covering the sub-disciplines of geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources/environmental engineering.
  7. Through laboratory exercises across the curriculum, graduates will have gained the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to interpret data. (ABET b)
  8. Through design projects across the curriculum and in a capstone design course, graduates will have gained the ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs. (ABET c)
  9. Graduates will have effective written and oral communication skills. (ABET g)
  10. Graduates will have a sufficiently rigorous preparation for graduate school and/or other life-long learning opportunities. (ABET i, partial)
  11. Graduates will have had an opportunity to participate in chapters of professional organizations, such as ASCE and ITE. (ABET i, partial)
  12. Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (ABET f)
  13. Graduates will have had the benefit of involvement of practicing engineers in curriculum design and in assistance with class projects.
  14. Graduates will have had an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. (ABET d)
  15. Graduates will have obtained a broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global context. (ABET h)
  16. Graduates will have had opportunities to participate in co-op programs or to seek summer or part-time employment in engineering organizations.
  17. Graduates will benefit from a curriculum that undergoes continuous reviews for its content and its effectiveness.
  18. Graduates will have had access to up-to-date instructional and laboratory equipment. (ABET k, partial)
  19. Graduates recognize the need for life-long learning. (ABET i, partial)
  20. Graduates will have an understanding of how laws, regulations, economics, design standards, environmental concerns, public opinion, emerging technologies and client expectations affect civil engineering design. (ABET j, partial)
  21. Graduates will recognize the special needs of the profession within an urban context. (ABET j, partial)