Program Educational Objectives

Within five years of graduation, our graduates are expected to:

  1. communicate effectively and accurately with technical and non-technical audiences
  2. apply technical knowledge when solving engineering problems to satisfy client, industry and governmental requirements
  3. evaluate projects from a holistic perspective including some or all of the following: sustainability, environmental impacts, ethics, aesthetics, politics, historical perspectives, social impacts, technical needs and costs
  4. make significant and innovative contributions in their professional endeavors
  5. become registered professional engineers.

Student Outcomes

By graduation, students in our program and expected to attain the following student outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


The vision of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to provide the education and training to create citizen engineers who will be leaders in the civil and environmental engineering professions and in their communities. Citizen engineers are:

  • Able to address technical and non-technical issues
  • Attuned to the needs of their community and nation
  • Able and willing to engage in public policy
  • Appreciative of sustainability
  • Ethical
  • Innovative, but aware of risk
  • Life-long learners.