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Civil Engineering B.S.C.E Program Outcomes

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth is to prepare graduates for professional practice and graduate study through a program firmly based in strong technical skills, fundamentals, hands-on learning, sustainability, and professionalism.  

 

Program Educational Objectives

 

The Civil Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth is preparing graduates to have the following abilities that relate to professional accomplishments:

  1. Problem solving as an individual or team contributor based on fundamental technical skills in math, science, engineering mechanics, analysis, design, and hands-on experimentation
  2. Professional skills of management, business, public policy, and leadership, ethical responsibility, oral and written communication, and the importance of continuing education for evolving engineering tools and professional licensure
  3. Understanding the role of sustainability, including the global and contemporary issues in engineering
  4. Breadth of knowledge including laboratory and design background in the areas of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering; depth of knowledge in at least one of the four areas

 

Program Outcomes

 

The Civil Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth offers a program that provides students with the following upon graduation:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  12. an ability to apply mathematics through differential equations; probability and statistics; calculus-based physics; general chemistry; and geology
  13. an ability to apply knowledge in the following four recognized major civil engineering areas: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering with a depth of focus in one or more of the four areas;
  14. an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in the following four (4) recognized major civil engineering areas: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering
  15. an ability to perform civil engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum culminating in a senior design experience;
  16. an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure;
  17. an ability to apply knowledge of sustainability to civil engineering practice.
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