Civil Engineering Educational Mission and Goals

Educational Mission of the Civil Engineering Program

The educational mission of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program is to provide students with an multidisciplinary curriculum that is fundamental, yet broad and flexible, to produce graduates who are well-grounded in mathematical, scientific, and technical knowledge; have the ability to analyze, evaluate, and design civil engineering systems; have the ability to communicate effectively; have had meaningful opportunities for undergraduate research; and who have acquired an understanding and appreciation for global and societal issues and are thus prepared for a career path toward leadership in industry, government, and academia.

Undergraduate Major in Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of the Civil Engineering program will
(1) establish a Civil Engineering career in industry, government, or academia and achieve professional licensure as appropriate;
(2) demonstrate excellence and innovation in engineering problem solving and design in a global and societal context;
(3) commit to lifelong learning and professional development to stay current in technology and contemporary issues; and
(4) take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in technical and/or managerial roles.
(Program educational objectives are those aspects of engineering that help shape the curriculum; achievement of these objectives is a shared responsibility between the student and UCI.)

Civil Engineering Student Outcomes:
(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.


REFERENCE
Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes: Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs.