Objectives & Outcomes

The department of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University is dedicated to providing the highest quality broad-based technical, scientific, and liberal arts education. Rutgers provides and maintains an outstanding educational program in an environment that develops diverse skills designed for professional success. Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). Our Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes are listed below and are consistent with the ABET requirements.  

Program Educational Objectives

 The Program Educational Objectives for the civil engineering program are the following:

  • Graduates develop successful careers in the civil engineering profession that incorporate life-long learning and meet professional, societal, and global challenges.
  • Graduates grow professionally in their careers through continued assumption of roles of responsibility and leadership in professional practice.
  • Graduates have the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, and ethical responsibility in the practice of civil engineering.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes for the civil engineering program are the following:

a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
b. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
d. Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. Ability to communicate effectively
h. Ensure the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. Attain knowledge of contemporary issues
k. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. Adequately learned basic concepts of business, management; understand and learn importance of leadership in discussions and public policy.
m. Adequately learned and practiced key engineering concepts and ‘rules of thumb’
n. Ability to read, understand and interpret standards, codes and manuals of engineering practice
o. Have proficiency in four recognized major civil engineering disciplines