The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to provide a balanced education to students, strong in the scientific, engineering, humanistic, and social bases, so that they may attain a leadership role in their profession and “use their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare and the environment.” (Code of Ethics, American Society of Civil Engineers.)
ABET Student Outcomes for Engineering
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- The graduates are expected to be able to acquire skills to analyse and design civil engineering systems, evaluate alternatives, and discover/assess innovative solutions to problems in various areas of civil engineering in a changing environment.
- The graduates are expected to be able learn, understand and utilize modern engineering tools for professional practice and leadership and to be able to critically evaluate the results provided by such tools.
- The graduates are expected to understand the importance of moral and ethical values as well as environmental stewardship in the global/societal context and to make sound judgment calls on ethical issues related to their profession.