Civil Engineering Objectives And Student Outcomes


The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to create and administer a quality civil engineering program designed to achieve four major goals:

  • Educate new generations of civil engineers to meet the challenges, demands, and expectations of our global society;
  • Cultivate, enrich and promote scholarship, responsibility and service among our graduates;
  • Disseminate new knowledge;
  • Nurture interdisciplinary education for solving the problems facing an ever-changing society.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Civil Engineering Program at the University of New Haven will:

  • Practice the profession of civil engineering, make progress toward Professional Engineering licensure and/or pursue graduate studies
  • Serve the civil engineering profession and society through involvement in professional and community organizations
  • Engage in life-long learning through professional training and/or independent inquiry and study to meet their career goals
  • Develop the expertise that allows graduates to make judgment-based decisions with confidence
  • Contribute creative ideas and innovations that empower others and promote advancements in their profession

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

In order to achieve its mission and educational objectives the Civil Engineering Faculty must ensure that graduates have attained the following program outcomes:

  • Have the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Have the ability to apply 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
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Have the 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
  • Have the 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
  • Have the ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Have the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies