Program Objectives

M.S. in Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

After 3 to 5 years, graduates of the M.S. in Civil Engineering program will have established themselves as specialized professional engineers and lead members of the profession.

Graduates ability to attain Program educational objectives will be demonstrated by the following student learning outcomes

Knowledge Program Outcomes

  • an ability to solve and evaluate complex engineering problems using appropriate techniques and tools
  • an ability to evaluate the validity of newly created knowledge or technologies in a traditional or emerging advanced specialized technical area appropriate to civil engineering
  • knowledge of civil engineering design principles and standards of professional practice
  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (ABET a)
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (ABET h)
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues (ABET j)

Skills Program Outcomes

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (ABET b)
  • 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, constructibility, and sustainability (ABET c)
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (ABET d)
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (ABET e)
  • an ability to communicate effectively (ABET g)
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (ABET k)
  • an ability to collect and evaluate information required to solve a problem
  • an ability to critically and objectively evaluate and explain experimental and/or theoretical results

Attitudes Program Outcomes

  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (ABET i)
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (ABET f)
  • a desire to become a registered professional civil engineer
  • an appreciation of the role of professional engineering societies on the practice of civil engineering