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 certification as licensed Professional Engineers and/or pursue graduate studies.
  • Serve society and the civil engineering profession through involvement in community and professional organizations.
  • Pursue life-long education through professional training and/or independent inquiry and study.
  • Possess the expertise that allows graduates to make judgment-based decisions with confidence.
  • Contribute new ideas and innovations that empower advancements in their profession.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

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

  • 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.