Civil Engineering

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:

  1. Begin a successful career as a Civil Engineer in a design/consulting firm, a construction firm or a government agency or laboratory.
  2. 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.
  3. Use the Civil Engineering Degree as a basis for scholarly, research and development, and/or entrepreneurial endeavors.
  4. Demonstrate competency in engineering through licensure, promotions and/or positions of increasing responsibility.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through graduate education and/or continuing education.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibility and engineering ethics through participation in civic or charitable groups.

Student Outcomes

Students in the Civil Engineering Program receiving the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree are expected to meet the outcomes listed.  The Student Outcomes, listed below, are the standard ABET Student Outcomes.  The Faculty find these adequate and have not chosen to add additional outcomes.

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability 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;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. 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, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies