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Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Vision, Mission and Core Values

Our Vision

To be the best undergraduate Civil & Mechanical Engineering programs in the United States 

Our Mission

To prepare exceptional engineers 

Our Program Educational Objectives 

To accomplish our mission, our graduates will: 

  1. be able to apply their scientific and technical knowledge base as they progress along their engineering career
  2. be able to identify, formulate, develop, and execute practical, innovative, high quality, and cost efficient solutions for civil engineering problems
  3. be professionals whose growth through continuing education, professional development, and professional licensure has positioned them to have a positive impact on regional, national, and global professional communities
  4. will have developed individual and team skills to maximize the benefits of their engineering education by applying it in actual situations
  5. be ethical professionals who are able to function as part of a professional enterprise while protecting human health and welfare and the environment in a global society 

Civil Engineering Program Outcomes 

Consistent with the program educational objectives, our civil engineering graduates will have:

  1. knowledge of contemporary issues, through broad education, which allows them to appreciate the impact of engineering solutions on humankind.
  2. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  3. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, a third science and engineering in at least four civil engineering technical areas.
  4. ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  5. an ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  6. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs in more than one civil engineering context.
  7. ability to provide leadership and effectively function as members of multi-disciplinary teams.
  8. ability to define and state engineering problems in technical and non-technical language and to apply basic engineering methods and scientific principles to solve problems.
  9. understanding of the ethical and professional responsibilities of practicing civil engineers.
  10. ability to communicate effectively using oral, written and graphic forms.
  11. knowledge of the interactions of technology and society and their possible impacts on the practice of Civil Engineering.
  12. sense of responsibility for the continuing development of their alma mater and their profession
  13. understanding of business and public policy and administration fundamentals.

Mechanical Engineering Program Outcomes 

Consistent with the program educational objectives, our mechanical engineering graduates will have: 

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, 
economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.