Graduate Program Objectives

The educational goals of the program include enhancing the knowledge of professional practicing civil and environmental engineers so that they are equipped to handle the complex problems of today, and providing them with the skills, experience, and confidence to solve problems not yet encountered. Specifically, the program has the following goals for its graduates:

  • 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
  • An ability to function as a team member
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • An ability to act as a leader and direct civil engineering projects
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues and professional culture in the specialty area