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  • Civil Engineering

    Civil engineering is the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering and includes the design and construction of bridges, buildings, dams, waterways, coastal protection works, airports, pipelines, space launching facilities, railroads, highways, sanitary systems, ocean structures and facilities, foundations, harbors, waterworks and many other systems and structures upon which modern civilization depends. In its broadest sense, the civil engineer adapts the physical features of the earth to the needs of society. Approximately one out of four engineers is engaged in civil engineering.

    Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    Civil Engineering major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass an assessment by two or more faculty and/or industry practitioners of performance on a major design experience.
    • Pass an assessment in two courses of individual assignments targeted to each learning outcome. Assessment will be provided by the instructor of the course according to department standards.
    • Complete the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
    • Complete an exit interview in your final semester.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to civil engineering problems.
    2. Conduct civil engineering experiments, analyzing and interpreting the data.
    3. Design a civil engineering system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.
    4. Communicate technical data and design information effectively in writing and in speech to other civil engineers.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    CEG 4011   A    
    CES 3102 A   R  
    CES 4702 A   A  
    CGN 3501C R R   R
    CGN 4806     A A
    CGN 4910     A A
    ​CWR 3201  ​ ​A ​  ​A
    ​EGM 2511 ​I  ​ ​I  ​
    ​EGM 3520 R​  ​ R​  ​
    ​ENC 3254  ​  ​  ​ I​
    ​PHY 2048L ​  ​I ​  ​ 
    ​FE Exam ​A  ​ ​A ​ 
    ​Exit, Employer Surveys ​A ​A ​A ​A
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    Assessment Types

    • Laboratory reports
    • Exams
    • Design projects
    • Presentations
    • Additional assessments include:
      • The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
      • The exit and employer surveys
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