University of Evansville

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering students at UE apply technical knowledge and skills in the real world, like the Fairfield Reservoir and Dam Project in nearby Fairfield, Illinois.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

In accordance with the EAC-ABET accreditation criteria, the faculty and the Civil Engineering Advisory Council have established program educational objectives and student outcomes for students majoring in civil engineering at the University of Evansville. The purpose of these program education objectives is to ensure that graduates of the program are adequately prepared to enter the practice of civil engineering. Recognizing that the performance of students and graduates is an important consideration in the evaluation of an institution, a system of ongoing assessment is conducted by the faculty to continuously improve the effectiveness of the program.

“Graduates” are defined as civil engineering alumni within 3-5 years of graduation

  • Program Educational Objective 1: Graduates will be actively engaged in a professional career as a civil engineer or pursuing advanced study.
  • Program Educational Objective 2: Graduates will understand professional practice issues and demonstrate a commitment to professional licensure and continuing education.
  • Program Educational Objective 3: Graduates, guided by the principles of sustainable development and global interconnectedness, will understand how civil engineering projects affect society and the environment.

“Students” are defined as civil engineering students at the time of graduation from the University of Evansville

  • Student Outcome a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Student Outcome b: an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Student Outcome 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
  • Student Outcome d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Student Outcome e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Student Outcome f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Student Outcome g: an ability to communicate effectively
  • Student Outcome h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Student Outcome i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Student Outcome j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Student Outcome k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice