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Undergraduate Program

BSCE: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Objectives and Outcomes

The mission of the BSCE program offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide students with undergraduate educational experiences that give them a sound basis for professional practice in civil engineering and a career of life-long learning. Its fundamental goal is for students to learn the fundamental principles of civil engineering, to master engineering methods for solving challenging problems, and to communicate these solutions to the technical and non-technical community. The faculty is dedicated to accomplishing this mission through the integration of teaching, research, and professional practice.

Program Educational Objectives

The BSCE program educational objectives are to provide our graduates with the disciplinary breadth to:
  1. Become a competent engineer in civil engineering practice.
  2. Earn an advanced degree from a top-tier graduate or professional school.
  3. Assume a leadership role in civil engineering or a related field.
Student Outcomes
The BSCE student outcomes have been modeled after the ABET Criterion 3 requirements. Each graduate of the BSCE program should be able to demonstrate:
  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal/economic context.
  9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.