The career paths available to civil engineers are many and varied and can involve a wide range of activities, tools, situations, and venues, from conceptual design of facilities that do not yet exist to forensic study of facilities that have failed to perform as expected and advanced simulation of complex systems, management of people and projects, and private consulting to public service.
A civil engineer must be prepared for a career that traverses this considerable professional breadth as well as for a career focused on a single professional activity. The BSCE curriculum is designed specifically to meet this educational challenge by emphasizing fundamental knowledge, transferable skills, and lifelong learning.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Within five years after graduation, graduates of the Civil Engineering program have:
1. produced designs that are based on sound principles of civil engineering;
2. applied technical knowledge and skills in global and environmental aspects;
3. rendered absolute honesty based on public trust;
4. pursued lifelong learning through research;
5. showed concern on environmental issues through developmental projects; and
6. executed a high level of technical expertise in their chosen field.
By the time of graduation, students of the program shall be able to:
a. apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve engineering problems
b. design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
c. 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 in accordance with standards
d. function on multidisciplinary teams
e. identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. understand professional and ethical responsibility
g. communicate effectively
h. acquire the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. recognize the need for an ability to engage in life-long learning