Objectives & Outcomes

In accordance with its mission, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to attain the specific Educational Objectives and Outcomes listed herein.

 

OBJECTIVES

(What graduates are expected to attain five years after graduation.)

  1. Professional employment, primarily in the civil and environmental engineering disciplines.
  2. Commitment to continuous learning through graduate and post-graduate education, coursework, and research.
  3. Being resourceful in finding solutions, and retaining ownership and accountability for their work.
  4. Positions of leadership, directing the work of others.
  5. Professional licensure or certification in civil and environmental engineering disciplines and other professions.
  6. Positions and active participation in community, public, and professional service.

OUTCOMES

(What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.)

  1. To have obtained a working knowledge[1] in the civil engineering areas of materials, environmental, geotechnical, structural, sustainability, and water resources.
  2. To be able to locate, assess, and compile data, to design and perform experiments to gather data, and analyze data to draw conclusions.
  3. To have an ability to use and learn techniques, skills, and software necessary for engineering practice.
  4. To be able to contribute as a member of multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. To be able to effectively communicate and support ideas in documents and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  6. To be able to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems.
  7. To have been prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.[2]
  8. To have the broad education necessary to have an understanding of contemporary issues and the interaction between sustainable and ethical engineering practice and global, social, economic, political, and environmental issues.
  9. To have a recognition of the need for leadership, and an ability to engage in life-long learning ­and to understand the importance of professional licensure.
  10. Given realistic economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical constraints, to be able to critically analyze and design equipment, structures, systems, or processes to meet society’s current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

[1] A “working knowledge” is defined as understanding and being able to apply a sub-discipline in analysis and design as demonstrated by successful completion of two or more courses with a substantial focus in that sub-discipline.

[2] A specific Departmental goal is to have 85% of BSCE students take the exam before graduation with an 80% pass rate.

Objectives

(What graduates are expected to attain five years after graduation.)

  1. Professional employment, primarily in the environmental engineering discipline.
  2. Commitment to continuous learning through graduate and post-graduate education, coursework, and research.
  3. Being resourceful in finding solutions, and retaining ownership and accountability for their work.
  4. Positions of leadership, directing the work of others.
  5. Professional licensure or certification in environmental engineering discipline and other professions.
  6. Positions and active participation in community, public, and professional service.

Outcomes

(What students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.)

  1. To have obtained a working knowledge in environmental engineering areas of water and wastewater treatment, environmental health and safety, solid and hazardous waste management, sustainability, and water resources.
  2. To be able to locate, assess, and compile data, to design and perform experiments to gather data, and analyze data to draw conclusions.
  3. To have an ability to use and learn techniques, skills, or software necessary for engineering practice.
  4. To be able to contribute as a member of multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. To be able to effectively communicate and support ideas in documents and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  6. To be able to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve problems.
  7. To have been prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
  8. To have the broad education necessary to have an understanding of contemporary issues and the interaction between sustainable and ethical engineering practice and global, social, economic, political, and environmental issues.
  9. To have a recognition of the need for leadership, and an ability to engage in life-long learning ­and to understand the importance of professional licensure.
  10. Given realistic economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical constraints, to be able to critically analyze and design systems or processes to meet society’s current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Relationship Between the Program Educational Objectives and Curriculum

ENE Program Educational Objectives

Courses in Curriculum Related to Educational Objectives

EnvE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to: (a) identify information needs; (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems. The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

 

Mathematics: Calculus 1 and 2 (425,426); Diff. Eq. (527); Prob. Stat. (644)

Science: Chem. 1 and 2 (403, 404); Org. Chem. (545, 546); Physics 1 (407); GW Hydro (Esci 710); Tech. Elec.

Engg. Principles: Statics (CEE 500); Fluid Mechanics (CEE 650); Proj. Engg. (CEE 502); Tech Elec.; CAD (Tech 564)

EnvE Courses: Env. Engg. Lectures (CEE 420); Env. Pollution & Protection (CEE 520); Env. Engg. Fundamentals (CEE 620); Solid Haz. Waste (CEE 720); Water Chem. (CEE 723); Env. Micro. (CEE 724); Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CEE 751/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Engg (CEE 734); Physchem. Engg (CEE 731); EnvE Electives; Capstone Des. (CEE 798)

EnvE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

 

Env. Engg Lectures (CEE 420); Env. Poll. Prot. (CEE 520); Project Engg. (CEE 502); Fluid Mechanics (CEE 650); Env. Engg. (CEE 620); Env. Micro. (CEE 724); Physchem Des. (CEE 731); Bioengg. Des. (CEE 734); Capstone Design (CEE 798)

EnvE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

 

Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CEE 751/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Engg (CEE 734); Physchem. Engg (CEE 731); EnvE Electives; Capstone Des. (CEE 798)

EnvE Program graduates will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems.

 

Env. Engg. Lectures (CEE 420); Env Engg. Fund (CEE 620); Capstone Design (CEE 798)

EnvE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates will have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops, and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development.

 

Env. Engg. Lectures (CEE 420);  Env. Pollution & Protection (CEE 520); Env. Engg. Fundamentals (CEE 620); Solid Haz. Waste (CEE 720); Water Chem. (CEE 723); Env. Micro. (CEE 724); Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CEE 751/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Des. (CEE 734); Physchem. Des. (CEE 731); ENE Electives; Capstone Des. (CEE 798)