Civil and Environmental Engineering

Accreditation and Objectives

The Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Civil Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Civil Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech civil engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science, and communication skills to a variety of civil engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives:

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Educational Objectives

  1. Function as productive members of the profession and society with an understanding of the social, ethical, environmental, economic, and global ramifications of their work as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Participate in professional organizations;
    • Communicate and work with diverse groups of people;
    • Perform community service;
    • Commit to life-long learning;
  2. Successfully apply their knowledge and skills to civil engineering practice, to other professions and disciplines, or to advanced education as demonstrated by some of the following:
    • Obtain entry-level professional employment or attend full-time graduate school
    • Plan, conceive, design, manage, construct, or operate civil engineering projects;
    • Advance in capabilities and responsibilities;
    • Progress toward professional licensure;
    • Earn graduate degrees and/or other professional certificates;
    • Understand the limitations of their knowledge, and the consequences of their engineering decisions

In order to reach the above educational objectives, our students will obtain the following program outcomes at the time they graduate with their baccalaureate degree.

Student Outcomes

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

  2. An 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

  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

     

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Environmental Engineering is a broad field encompassing many specialties. Michigan Tech environmental engineering baccalaureate graduates are educated to begin professional careers that apply a broad base of engineering, science and communication skills to a variety of environmental engineering endeavors and to develop advanced competence in a few specialties. As such, we expect that during the first several years following graduation, our graduates will meet the following program objectives:

Geospatial Engineering Undergraduate Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The BS degree program in Geospatial Engineering prepares graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in land surveying, photogrammetry, and mapping; who are well prepared to work both in the field and in the office. The following program educational objectives describe the attributes that we aspire for our graduates to possess three to five years after graduation: