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Civil Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program in civil engineering at Angelo State University strives to prepare practice-ready engineers who:

  1. Respond to the needs of society by integrating effective communication, ethical responsibility, social awareness, and analytical reasoning in engineering design. 
  2. Demonstrate superior engineering competency by creating innovative, safe, equitable, sustainable, and economical solutions to complex problems.
  3. Act as agents who broaden the diversity of the profession through effective teamwork, negotiation, mentorship, and leadership.
  4. Pursue professional registration and improve their professional competencies through life-long reflective learning.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have:

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 engineering practice.