Student Objectives and Outcomes

In accordance with its mission, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to attain the specific Educational Objectives and Outcomes listed herein:



(What graduates are expected to attain five years after graduation.)

1.    Rewarding professional employment, primarily in the civil and environmental engineering disciplines.
2.    Participation in post-graduate continuing education, coursework, and research.
3.    Positions of leadership, directing the work of others.
4.    Professional licensure or certification in civil engineering disciplines and other professions.
5.    Positions and participation in community, public, and professional service.


(What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.)

1.    To have obtained a working knowledge in the areas of civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering
2.    To be able to locate, assess, and compile existing information and data, to design and perform experiments to gather new information and data, and to analyze such to draw conclusions.
3.    To have an ability to use and independently learn new techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools and software necessary for engineering practice.
4.    To be able to work effectively as a team member or a team leader on multi-disciplinary teams.
5.    To be able to communicate and defend ideas in documents and public presentations to a variety of audiences and to make effective use of visuals in doing so.
6.    To be able to apply mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
7.    To have been prepared for and have taken the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
8.    To have the broad education necessary to have an understanding of contemporary issues and the interaction between sustainable and ethical engineering practice and global, social, economic, political, and environmental issues.
9.    To have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning ¬and to understand the importance of professional licensure.
10.    Given realistic economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical constraints, to be able to critically analyze and design equipment, structures, systems, or processes to meet society’s current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.