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Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Vision

Provide the best civil engineering learning experience.

Mission

To meet the challenges of an evolving society, we provide practice-oriented civil engineering education that fosters personal, professional and social responsibility; technical excellence and creativity; and effective communication, teamwork and leadership

Program Educational Objectives

Civil engineering graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives (PEOs) within a period of 3-5 years after graduation.
Our graduates will be professionals who:

PEO 1:   Demonstrate a high level of individual, professional and social responsibility by
a)   Performing their duties with paramount consideration for the safety, health, and welfare of the public and upholding and advancing the integrity and dignity of the profession.
b)   Contributing to professional societies; acquiring professional licensure; and engaging in life-long learning.
c)   Considering the political, economic, legal, environmental, societal, and cultural impacts of projects in their decisions, and exercising sound judgment when faced with ethical challenges.
PEO 2:   Apply technical and non-technical skills in both traditional and creative ways by
a)   Applying mathematics, science, and engineering principles to address the issues facing society.
b)   Incorporating a breadth and depth of essential technical and non-technical skills and knowledge to be productive in today’s world.
c)   Using creativity to find solutions for complex problems.
PEO 3:   Demonstrate strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills by
a)   Communicating effectively with professionals and the public.
b)   Functioning effectively in socio-economically, culturally, and professionally diverse teams.
c)   Acting as leaders in the profession and communities through active participation.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes are based on the standard ABET a-k outcomes and map directly into the ABET a-k outcomes by using the same letter designations.  Each outcome was reviewed by the civil engineering department and adapted to this specific program.  In the case of ABET outcomes a & f two distinct students outcomes were defined for the civil engineering program.  For all other outcomes, a single student outcome was developed based on the original ABET definition for that specific outcome.

a1  Apply Knowledge LD—Ability to apply knowledge of foundational lower division (LD) sciences and communication material to learn engineering science and analysis techniques
a2  Apply Knowledge UD—Ability to apply engineering science and analysis techniques in upper division (UD) design contexts
b:  Experiment Analysis—Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data for civil engineering applications
c:   System Design—Ability to select or identify a civil engineering system, model and analyze it sufficiently for the design of its individual components and then design components using creativity to include realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability.
d:   Teamwork—Ability to lead and follow in a in an interdisciplinary team or task group
e:   Problem Solving—Ability to identify appropriate performance criteria and solution methodologies to engineering problems and creatively apply appropriate methodologies to solve problems.
f1   Professionalism & Ethics— Ability to identify ethical concerns and to make decisions that place the safety of the public above the interests of the client and the interests of the client above the self-interests
f2   Professional Registration— Understanding of and ability to initiate the process professional registration
g:   Communication— Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal forms with professionals and the public.
h:   Global Impact— Ability to describe the role and impact of civil engineering systems on various levels (local, state, federal, global) and aspects (economic, environmental, political) of society
i:    Life-Long Learning— Ability to expand acquired knowledge through self-learning and appreciate the importance of self-improvement for maintaining and expanding one’s capabilities
j:    Contemporary Issues— Ability to identify contemporary issue which will affect design, construction and operation of civil engineering systems
k:   Engineering Tools— Ability to apply appropriate codes and state-of-the-practice analytical and design tools for the design of civil engineering systems and components

Graduates cannot achieve the program educational objectives without several years of professional experience.  Post-bachelorette educational and professional experiences are integral to achieving these objectives.  However, it is essential that the student outcomes provide graduating students with the education, skills, and tools they will need to achieve the program educational objectives as they pursue the professional career.  The adaptation of the ABET a-k outcomes to the specific student outcomes for this program was done in such a way that the student outcomes prepare graduates to achieve the program educational objectives.  Table 3-1 shows how the student outcomes map to the educational objectives for the civil engineering program.

Mapping of Student Outcomes to Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objective

Student Outcomes

1: Personal, professional and social responsibility by
1a)  Performing their duties with paramount consideration for the safety, health, and welfare of the public and upholding and advancing the integrity and dignity of the profession. f1 Professionalism & Ethics
h:  Global Impact
j:   Contemporary Issues
1b)  Contributing to professional societies; acquiring professional licensure; and engaging in life-long learning. f2 Professional Registration
i:  Life-Long Learning
1c)   Considering the political, economic, legal, environmental, societal, and cultural impacts of projects in their decisions, and exercising sound judgment when faced with ethical challenges. f1 Professionalism & Ethics
h: Global Impact
j:  Contemporary Issues
2: Apply technical and non-technical skills in both traditional and creative ways by
2a)  Applying mathematics, science, and engineering principles to address the issues facing society. a1  Apply Knowledge LD
a2  Apply Knowledge UD
2b)   Incorporating a breadth and depth of essential technical and non-technical skills and knowledge to be productive in today’s world. c:  System Design
b:  Experiment Analysis
k:  Engineering Tools
2c)  Using creativity to find solutions for complex problems. e:  Problem Solving
c:   System Design
3:  Demonstrate strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills by
3a)  Communicating effectively with professionals and the public. g:  Communication
3b)  Functioning effectively in socio-economically, culturally, and professionally diverse teams. d: Teamwork
3c) Acting as leaders in the profession and communities through active participation. f1 Professionalism & Ethics