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: Students will apply knowledge of mathematics and science
  • Student Outcome b: Students will design and conduct laboratory experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Student Outcome c: Students will complete a civil engineering design to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability
  • Student Outcome d: Students will function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Student Outcome e: Students will identify, formulate, and solve problems in at least four major civil engineering areas
  • Student Outcome f: Students will understand professional and ethical responsibilities of civil engineers
  • Student Outcome g: Students will use effective communication techniques in the completion of engineering projects
  • Student Outcome h: Students will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Student Outcome i: Students will have a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • Student Outcome j: Students will be knowledgeable of contemporary issues
  • Student Outcome k: Students will use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools in use in the civil engineering profession
  • Student Outcome l: Students will apply knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering science specific to civil engineering
  • Student Outcome m: Students will begin the professional registration process by registering for and taking the Fundamentals of Engineering exam