Civil Engineering (CIV)

The Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is designed to give students a solid foundation in civil engineering and sciences. It will provide students with a breadth and depth of technical knowledge in the field, preparing them to work immediately in most areas of the profession, including geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulics, structural engineering, construction management, and transportation/traffic engineering. Students take courses in chemistry, physics, and math, in addition to a core set of engineering courses common to most engineering disciplines. Students are also introduced to computer software which expedites the design process, and they are taught how to balance engineering designs with economic constraints.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the civil engineering program are to prepare our graduates to:

1. Establish a successful career in civil engineering.  
2. Possess a strong fundamental, scientific and technical knowledge- base, and critical thinking skills, to serve as the foundation for lifelong learning related to the civil engineering profession, and in preparation for graduate studies.
3. Have a broad and well-integrated background in the concepts, theories, and methodologies needed to plan, design, analyze, develop, organize, and manage civil engineering projects.
4. Have expertise in the major areas of civil engineering: structural analysis, design and reliability, transportation systems engineering, and water resources and environmental engineering.  

Student Outcomes

The students will demonstrate the following:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(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 desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(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 an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.