Program Objectives and Outcomes - BSCE

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 are modeled after those found in Criterion 3 of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission criteria. Each graduate of the BSCE program should be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.