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Educational Objectives

Consistent with the stated mission of the University, the mission of the civil engineering program is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in civil engineering fundamentals, applications, and design so as to prepare graduates for the practice of civil engineering at the professional level with confidence and skills necessary to meet the technical and social challenges of the future and for continuing their studies at the graduate level.

In pursuit of this mission, the educational objectives of the civil engineering program are:

  • To provide a broadly based educational experience in which the essential scientific and technical elements of the engineering curriculum are integrated with the humanities and social sciences to prepare students with competencies needed for personal enrichments, career development, and lifelong learning.
  • To ensure that the graduates have an understanding of the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, and ethical responsibility in the practice of civil engineering.
  • To ensure that the graduates are well trained in several areas of civil engineering, such as structures, geotechnical engineering, transportation, construction, and water resource engineering, and are able to identify, formulate, and solve a wide range of civil engineering problems using modern engineering tools and techniques.
  • To provide students with a major design experience involving a team approach and alternate solutions, and incorporating realistic constraints that include economic, environmental, ethical, safety, social, and political considerations.
  • To encourage students to continue post-baccalaureate professional development including, but not limited to, graduate school, professional registration, continuing education, and participation in professional societies.

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