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"The mission of the undergraduate civil engineering program is to provide our students comprehensive academic and cooperative work experiences that will form the foundation for lifelong achievement."
Commentary: This entails providing a simulating and supportive academic environment, reinforced with a meaningful cooperative work experience, and to educate civil engineers well versed in fundamental knowledge and problem-solving abilities, who possess the technical, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for lifelong learning and productive careers in a rapidly changing world.
Program Educational Objectives:
Within a few years of graduation, students holding a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati should attain one or more of the following objectives:
- Begin a successful career as a Civil Engineer in a design/consulting firm, a construction firm or a government agency or laboratory.
- Use the Civil Engineering Degree as a basis for continuing education which would lead to a career in medicine, business, education, law, science or another discipline of engineering.
- Use the Civil Engineering Degree as a basis for scholarly, research and development, and/or entrepreneurial endeavors.
- Demonstrate competency in engineering through licensure, promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through graduate education and/or continuing education.
- Demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibility and engineering ethics through participation in civic or charitable groups.
For our Student Outcomes, ABET says: Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. Currently, we use:
- ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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.
- ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- ability to communicate effectively, orally, visually and/or in writing.
- broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
- recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- knowledge of contemporary issues
- ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice