undergraduate program objectives

Undergraduate Educational Mission 

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to offer a program focusing on a broad, high quality, contemporary, baccalaureate educational experience in the civil engineering discipline, in parallel with the University's guiding principle of Theory and Practice.

Educational Objectives


The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to offer a program focusing on a broad, high quality, contemporary, baccalaureate educational experience in the civil engineering discipline, in parallel with the University's guiding principle of Theory and Practice.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a program where students obtain the education and skill set so that, upon graduation, they are prepared to achieve the following professional objectives:
  • identify, analyze and solve today's complex engineering challenges while creating a sustainable environment;
  • successfully serve as leaders and contributors on team-based projects;
  • improve the civil engineering profession by practicing in an ethical and responsible manner, and by participating in lifelong learning opportunities that lead to professional licensure; and
  • demonstrate professional expertise by communicating their engineering ideas and solutions to various audiences, including the general public, colleagues, clients, and governmental policy makers.

Educational Outcomes

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to offer a program focusing on a broad, high quality, contemporary, baccalaureate educational experience in the civil engineering discipline, in parallel with the University's guiding principle of Theory and Practice.

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a program where students obtain the education and skill set so that, upon graduation, they are prepared to achieve the following professional objectives:

  • identify, analyze and solve today's complex engineering challenges while creating a sustainable environment;
  • successfully serve as leaders and contributors on team-based projects;
  • improve the civil engineering profession by practicing in an ethical and responsible manner, and by participating in lifelong learning opportunities that lead to professional licensure; and
  • demonstrate professional expertise by communicating their engineering ideas and solutions to various audiences, including the general public, colleagues, clients, and governmental policy makers.

 

Outcome Number

and Title

To graduate with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, and enter the practice of civil engineering, an individual must demonstrate competence in each of 24 Program Outcomes.

                    Foundational Outcomes

1

Mathematics

Solve problems in mathematics through differential equations and apply this knowledge to the solution of engineering problems. 

2

Natural Sciences

Solve problems in calculus-based physics, chemistry and geology, and apply this knowledge to the solution of engineering problems. 

3

Humanities

Demonstrate the importance of the humanities in the professional practice of engineering. 

4

Social Sciences

Demonstrate the incorporation of social sciences knowledge into the professional practice of engineering. 

                   Technical Outcomes

5

Materials Science

Use knowledge of materials science to solve problems appropriate to civil engineering. 

6

Mechanics

Analyze and solve problems in solid and fluid mechanics. 

7

Experiments

Specify and design an experiment to meet a specified need; conduct the experiment and analyze, interpret and explain the resulting data. 

8

Problem Recognition
and Solving

Develop problem statements and solve both well-defined and open-ended civil engineering problems by selecting and applying appropriate techniques and tools. 

9

Design

Design a system or process to meet desired needs within such realistic constraints as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability and sustainability. 

10

Sustainability

Apply the principles of sustainability to the design of traditional and emergent engineering systems and explain how civil engineers should strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties. 

11

Contemporary Issues and Historical Perspectives

Explain the impact of historical and contemporary issues on the identification and formulation of solutions to engineering problems, and explain the impact of engineering solutions on the economy, environment, political landscape and society. 

12

Risk and Uncertainty

Apply the principles of probability and statistics and solve problems containing uncertainty. 

13

Project Management

Analyze a proposed project and formulate documents for incorporation into the project management plan. 

14

Breadth in
Civil Engineering Areas

Analyze and solve well-defined engineering problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering. 

15

Technical Specialization

Apply specialized tools or technologies to solve problems in traditional or emerging specialized technical areas of civil engineering.

                       Professional Outcomes

16

Communication

Plan, compose and integrate the verbal, written, virtual and graphical communication of a project to technical and non-technical audiences.

17

Public Policy

Discuss and explain key concepts and processes involved in public policy. 


18
Business
and Public Administration

Explain key concepts and processes used in business and public administration. 

19

Globalization

Explain global issues related to professional practice, infrastructure, environment and service populations as such issues arise across cultures and countries.

20

Leadership

Explain leadership principles and attitudes and apply those principles and attitudes when making decisions and directing the efforts of a small group. 

21

Teamwork

Function effectively as a member of an intra-disciplinary team and evaluate the performance of the team and individual team members.

22

Attitudes

Explain attitudes supportive of the professional practice of civil engineering. 

23

Lifelong Learning

Demonstrate the ability for self-directed learning and identify additional knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate for continued professional practice. 

24
Professional
and Ethical Responsibility

Explain the many aspects of professionalism and what it means to be a member of the civil engineering profession; analyze a situation involving multiple conflicting professional and ethical interests to determine an appropriate course of action.