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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The civil engineering major prepares students in the fundamental principles necessary to practice this profession in any of its branches, including construction management, water resources, structural, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, and public facilities engineering. Civil engineers are active in the planning, design, construction, research and development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of large engineering systems. A particular focus is the reconstruction of the nation's infrastructure through solutions that minimize the disruption of social and natural environments. Civil engineering graduates are grounded in the fundamental principles necessary for the practice of this profession in any of its modern branches, including construction management, water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and environmental engineering. Seven of the required courses in the discipline include integral laboratories or field projects for both educational illustration and professional practice exposure. Careful selection of the electives specified in the curriculum can lead to a wide variety of career objectives. For instance, students with an interest in water resources engineering may elect advanced courses in hydrology, ecology, and chemistry; select senior professional electives in the geotechnical and water resources areas; and choose appropriate topics for senior design and senior seminar. Seniors, with the approval of the department head, can elect certain graduate courses. A special feature of the major is senior design. A group of students works with a faculty advisor to develop a significant design project selected by the group. All civil engineering students participate in a design project. Mission Statement The civil and architectural engineering faculty are responsible for delivering an outstanding curriculum that equips our graduates with the broad technical knowledge, design proficiency, professionalism, and communications skills required for them to make substantial contributions to society and to enjoy rewarding careers. Program Educational Objectives Civil engineering graduates will become professionals who analyze, design, construct, manage or operate physical infrastructure and systems, or advance knowledge of the field. Student Outcomes The department's student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are: a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; c) 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; d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; g) an ability to communicate effectively; h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice.