Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Civil Engineering—PhD

At the time of graduation, PhD students in Civil Engineering will be able to, at a minimum, achieve the following

Learning Goals Measures

1. Demonstrate advanced specialty-area knowledge

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense
  • Qualifying Exam
    • Written Exam
  • Research Proposal
    • Written Exam
    • Oral Exam

2. Demonstrate advanced research skills

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense
  • Qualifying Exam
    • Written Exam
  • Research Proposal
    • Written Exam
    • Oral Exam

3. Make original and substantial contributions to the discipline

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense

4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense
  • Qualifying Exam
    • Written Exam
  • Research Proposal
    • Written Exam
    • Oral Exam

5. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

  • Dissertation
  • Oral Dissertation Defense
  • Qualifying Exam
    • Written Exam
  • Research Proposal
    • Written Exam
    • Oral Exam

 PhD Experience

 

Master of Science Programs

At the time of graduation, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Engineering Science students (CE, ENVE, and ENVE SCI) will be able to, at a minimum, achieve the following.

Learning Goals Measures
  1. Demonstrate specialty-area knowledge
  2. Appreciate the role of research and discovery in specialty-area
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors
  • Thesis/Report
  • Thesis/Report Oral Defense
  • Course Assessment Point

 

 Civil Thesis/Report

Environmental Thesis/Report

Coursework Civil

Environmental Coursework