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

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Criterion 3. Student Outcomes [Changes, Revisions and Proposed Program Criteria] (