Educational Objectives and Outcomes
In accordance with the EAC-ABET accreditation criteria, the faculty and the Civil Engineering Advisory Committee have established objectives and outcomes for students majoring in civil engineering at the University of Evansville. The purpose of these 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
- Objective 1: Graduates will be actively engaged in a professional career as a civil engineer or pursuing advanced study.
- Objective 2: Graduates will understand professional practice issues and demonstrate a commitment to professional licensure and continuing education.
- 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
- Outcome a: Students will apply knowledge of mathematics and science
- Outcome b: Students will apply knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering science specific to civil engineering
- Outcome c: Students will design and conduct laboratory experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
- Outcome d: Students will complete a civil engineering design to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
- Outcome e: Students will function on multidisciplinary teams
- Outcome f: Students will identify and analyze problems and apply knowledge to develop solutions in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering
- Outcome g: Students will understand professional and ethical responsibilities of civil engineers
- Outcome h: Students will use effective communication techniques in the completion of engineering projects
- Outcome i: Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- Outcome j: Students will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- Outcome k: Students will be knowledgeable of contemporary issues
- Outcome l: Students will use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools in use in the civil engineering profession
- Outcome m: Students will begin the professional registration process by registering for and taking the Fundamentals of Engineering exam