Each program is designed to prepare you for a vital career. As a graduate, you will enter into a rich field with a broad range of job opportunities. You will be prepared to enter directly into the profession or continue on to graduate studies.
Our programs offer a broad-based engineering curriculum with opportunities for you to focus in several subfields.
Elective courses focus your interests:
- Civil engineering majors choose from environmental engineering, geomechanics, structures, transportation, and water resources.
- Environmental engineering majors study fluid mechanics, hydrology, and the design of drinking water and municipal wastewater treatment systems.
- Geoengineering majors take courses in earth sciences and can focus in geofluids, georesources, or geoenvironmental engineering.
In addition to classroom studies, you can participate in extra-curricular social and professional activities that will help you gain valuable work and research exposure, and you can expand your experience by studying abroad.
Program Educational Objectives
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering has the following program educational objectives for our graduates:
- practice technical proficiency and adaptability, and participate in life-long learning to meet the challenges facing professions in engineering industries, government agencies, academia, or other careers;
- exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and management skills as leaders and team members in their profession; and
- exercise their role as ethical professionals that protect and sustain human health, welfare, and the environment.
Student outcomes describe what our students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. They prepare graduates of each of our programs to attain the Program Educational Objectives and relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that the students acquire as they progress through the program. The student outcomes follow the accreditation requirements of ABET Criterion 3 (1-7) and are as follows:
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
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
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
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
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
An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies