CEE Mission and Objectives

Mission of the CEE Department

The mission of the CEE department is to advance learning and discovery in service to humanity.

The undergraduate Civil Engineering Program prepares graduates to achieve the following educational objectives during the first 5 to 15 years of their professional careers:

  • Be entrusted by society to create a sustainable and resilient world and enhance the global quality of life through the practice of civil engineering.
  • Serve others competently, collaboratively, and ethically as either engineering designers, managers, or leaders in the public or private sectors.
  • Demonstrate mastery and leadership as builders, planners, environmental stewards, innovators, and advocates for public health, safety, and welfare.
  • Obtain licensing as professional engineers.

The undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program prepares graduates to achieve the following educational objectives during the first 5 to 15 years of their professional careers:

  • Be entrusted by society to create a sustainable and resilient world and enhance the global quality of life through the practice of environmental engineering.
  • Serve others competently, collaboratively, and ethically as either engineering designers, managers, or leaders in the public or private sectors.
  • Demonstrate mastery and leadership as builders, planners, environmental stewards, innovators, and advocates for public health, safety, and welfare.
  • Obtain licensing as professional engineers.

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

  1.   An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

  2.   An ability to apply the engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

  3.   An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

  4.   An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

  5.   An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

  6.   An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

  7.   An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

  8.   An understanding of professional practice issues and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to public policy and regulations.

  9.   An understanding of basic concepts in project management, business, and leadership.