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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 48 months
The educational objectives of the civil engineering program are to produce graduates who: - can apply technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to advance their careers and serve the community; - are prepared for engineering practice and advanced studies in civil engineering; - will engage in life-long learning to keep themselves abreast of new developments in their fields of practice or study; and - are capable of effective written and oral communications Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines, extending across many interrelated technical specialties. These technical specialties include structures, hydraulics, geotechnical, environmental, transportation, construction, and water resources. Civil engineers plan, design, and construct facilities essential to modern life in both the private and the public sectors. These facilities vary widely in nature, size, and scope, and include bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, irrigation projects, facilities for water, collection and treatment facilities for wastewater, and many others. The first-year curriculum emphasizes the physical and mathematical sciences. Additional courses in mathematics and the sciences, as well as introductory courses in civil engineering measurement and sustainability, are taken during the second year. The last two years of the program focus on planning, design, analysis, and management in civil engineering. The curriculum provides flexibility to allow students to customize their academic programs and take advantage of the diversity across both the college and all of Syracuse University. The four-year program includes coursework in the social sciences and humanities necessary for a well-rounded academic background. Our student outcomes are in line with those identified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. At the time of their graduation, our students should have acquired: - an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering - an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data - an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints - an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems - an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility - an ability to communicate effectively - the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economical, environmental, and societal context - a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning - a knowledge of contemporary issues - an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice