BS Civil Engineering Program Details
BSCE Program Educational Objectives
Prepare BSCE graduates to contribute to their communities through the following career and professional accomplishments:
- Design and construct both natural and built processes and systems to efficiently meet determined needs using technical knowledge; modern tools; design principles; ethical practice; and communication, leadership and team skills.
- Utilize measurement and analysis tools along with experimental data in investigating natural and built systems.
- Understand and incorporate economic, environmental, political, social, safety and global considerations in design, investigation and construction of natural and built systems.
- Engage in lifelong learning to keep pace with the continuous evolution of policies, procedures, technologies and tools for engineering analysis, design, and decision making.
- Serve others through participation in professional and/or civic activities and responsibilities.
At the time of graduation, UW-Madison BSCE students will have attained:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership
- an ability to explain the importance of professional licensure
- an ability to understand common failure mechanisms of a component, process, or system and their causes and prevention
Fall 2017: 465 undergraduate students, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees conferred, 2017-2018: 143
BS Geological Engineering Program Details
Graduates will be prepared to assume positions as Geological Engineers upon graduation. After proper training and exposure to a comprehensive education in our program, our graduates will demonstrate during the five years after graduation their ability to:
- Apply geological engineering principles, analyses, and synthesis to design and implement projects in the natural and built environment;
- Incorporate economic, environmental, political, ethical, social, safety, and global considerations to generate sustainable solutions in the natural and built environment;
- Exhibit strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills;
- Serve others through professional responsibility and participation in professional and public activities and good citizenship; and
- Demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in their own and others’ education.
The Geological Engineering program will demonstrate that our students attain:
a. an ability to apply knowledge and principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to geological engineering problems;
b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet required needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability goals;
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve geological engineering problems in space and time;
f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. an ability to communicate effectively;
h. 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 the ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues as related to geological engineering; and
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Fall 2017: 117 undergraduate students, Geological Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees conferred, 2017-2018: 41
Our department’s Civil Engineering and Geological Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting: http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx