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Develop and maintain a learning community that pursues new knowledge and understanding, and provides innovative and sustainable solutions to human and ecological needs.


Mission of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Program


Create, integrate, and transfer civil and environmental engineering knowledge and practice in the development of professionals, leaders, and citizens that help define and serve societal and environmental needs by applying this knowledge and practice in an effective and sustainable manner.


CEE Educational Objectives


Prepare BSCE graduates to contribute to their communities through the following career and professional accomplishments:


1. Design and construct both natural and built processes and systems to meet determined needs using technical knowledge; computer tools; design principles; and communication, leadership and team skills.


2. Utilize measurement and analysis tools along with experimental data in investigating natural and built systems.


3. Understand and incorporate economic, environmental, political, social, safety and global considerations in design, investigation, and construction of natural and built systems.


4. Maintain analysis and design tools and experience through life-long learning and serve others through participation in professional and/or civic activities and responsibilities.


CEE Program Outcomes


  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  3. An 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

  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  7. An ability to communicate effectively

  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues

  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  12. An ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership

  13. An ability to explain the importance of professional licensure

  14. An ability to understand common failure mechanisms of a component, process, or system and their causes and prevention


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