Educational Objectives

The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to educate the students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of science and engineering and enhance their computing, communication, and research skills so that they can develop sustainable solutions to problems they will have to face in their professional careers. In particular, the Civil Engineering Program aims to produce graduates who:

1. Establish successful careers, in civil engineering or other related fields, with prominent companies and organizations,

2. Function effectively both individually and as part of a team, and eventually assume leadership roles in their work environment,

3. Pursue graduate education at distinguished universities both in the nation and abroad,

4. Are reputed in their professional environment to be observant, inquisitive, and adaptable individuals, utilizing new technologies for developing solutions to meet the increasingly complex expectations of the profession and the society.



The followings are the outcomes expected of the graduates of the C.E. program:

(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 multi-disciplinary teams,

(e) An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems,

(f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

(g) An ability to communicate effectively,

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context,

(i) A recognition of the need for, and 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.



In order to assess whether our graduates achieve the program outcomes, the following instruments and procedures will be used:

  • Written surveys and questionnaires
  • Exit and other interviews
  • Commercial, norm-referenced, standardized examinations
  • Locally developed examinations
  • Simulations
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Oral examinations
  • Course grades
  • Course and teacher evaluations
  • Faculty surveys
  • Alumni surveys
  • Employer surveys
  • Feedback from the Advisory Committee