The mission of civil engineering department is to prepare our students as civil engineering professionals who will have the depth and breadth of knowledge, sense of social and ethical responsibility, commitment to a safe and sustainable environment and a desire to serve the society in leadership positions.
To accomplish this mission, the department, in consultation and collaboration with our various constituencies, has established and implemented the following program educational objectives:
- Our graduate will engage in life-long learning to stay abreast of the latest body of knowledge and professional practices in civil engineering and allied disciplines throughout their careers.
- Our graduates will excel in teamwork, interdisciplinary concepts, organizational skills and problem-solving methodologies in their professional careers.
- Our graduates will attain positions of leadership as professional practitioners, government officials, academicians, inventors, researchers, etc. during their professional careers.
- Our graduates will have a strong sense of commitment to excellence, independent thinking, innovation and modern professional practices throughout their careers.
- Our graduates will have a strong commitment to professional and ethical responsibility during their careers.
- Our graduates who pursue careers in engineering will seek and successfully achieve professional licensure in their chosen fields.
The Civil Engineering Department has established the following set of outcomes that our undergraduate students are expected to achieve by the time of graduation:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
- A broad fundamental knowledge to qualify for and pass the New York State FE Exam administered in April of the year of their graduation.
The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.