Mission and Objectives

Mission of the CEE Department

The mission of the CEE department is to achieve excellence in teaching, conduct basic and applied research, encourage lifelong learning by providing opportunities for professional development, and provide exemplary service to the community and the engineering profession.

The undergraduate Civil Engineering Program prepares graduates to achieve the following educational objectives during the medium term of their professional careers:

  • Assume important leadership positions in a globally competitive world.
  • Fully participate either as engineering designers or as managers in the public or private sectors.
  • Pursue advanced academic or professional degrees in engineering, medicine, law, business, or public policy.
  • Licensing as professional engineers.

The undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program prepares graduates to achieve the following educational objectives during the early stages of their professional careers:

  • Assume important leadership positions in a globally competitive world.
  • Fully participate either as engineering designers or as managers in the public or private sectors.
  • Pursue advanced academic or professional degrees in engineering, medicine, law, business, or public policy.
  • Licensing as professional engineers.

Both the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs will equip students to demonstrate:

A.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
B.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
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
D.  An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
E.  An Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
F.  Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
G.  Ability to communicate effectively
H.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
I.  Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
J.  A knowledge of contemporary issues
K.  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
L.  An understanding of professional practice issues and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental and civil engineering
M.  An understanding of planning, financial analysis, organizational structures, management of corporations as well as their products and people, transfer of ideas to the marketplace, leadership, and entrepreneurship