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.

 

BSCIVE Program Educational Objectives[2]

(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.

BSCIVE Program Student Outcomes[3]

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

  1. To have obtained a working knowledge[4] in the civil engineering areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, sustainability, transportation, and water resources.
  2. To be able to locate, assess, and compile data,and to conduct experiments to gather data, and analyze and interpret data using engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  3. To have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge, techniques, skills, and software necessary for engineering practice.
  4. To be able to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, use project management skills to establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  5. To be able to effectively communicate and support ideas in documents and presentations to a  range of audiences.
  6. To be able to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems.
  7. To have been prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and understand the importance of professional licensure.
  8. To have 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, social, economic, public policy, and environmental issues.
  9. To recognize the roles and responsibilities of public institutions, private organization, and businesses in project development, management, and regulatory compliance.
  10. To be able to apply engineering design to produce solutions [5] that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

[1] Approved by the Faculty on 29 Oct 2013, Feb 2015, 12 Dec 2016, 2 Oct 2018, May 2019; 3 Sept 2019.

[2] Approved by the Faculty on 10 Oct 2013, 24 Feb 2015, 22 May 2015, 12 Dec 2016, 2 Oct 2018, May 2019, 3 Sept 2019.

[3] Approved by the Faculty on 17 Oct 2013, 24 Feb 2015, 22 May 2015, 12 Dec 2016, 27 Mar 2017, May 2019. Updated 3 Sept 2019.

[4] 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 at least four sub-disciplines.

[5] “Solutions” consists of systems, components, or processes that may consider risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts.

Program Educational 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.

Program Student 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 the environmental engineering areas of water and wastewater treatment, environmental health and safety, solid and hazardous waste engineering, sustainability, and water resources.
  2. To be able to locate, assess, and compile data, and to conduct experiments to gather data, and analyze and interpret data using engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  3. To have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge, techniques, skills, and software necessary for engineering practice.
  4. To be able to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, use project management skills to establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  5. To be able to effectively communicate and support ideas in documents and presentations to a range of audiences.
  6. To be able to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems.
  7. To have been prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and understand the importance of professional licensure.
  8. To have 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, social, economic, public policy, and environmental issues.
  9. To have 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, social, economic, public policy, and environmental issues.
  10. To be able 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.

Updated 9/13/19

 

 

 

    Relationship Between the Program Educational Objectives and Curriculum

    ENVE 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)