Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

BSCE Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The educational objectives of the Department of Civil Engineering’s undergraduate program are that, within a few years of program completion, graduates will have used the knowledge and skills gained through academic preparation and post-graduation experience so they have:

Advanced in the civil engineering profession, obtained professional licensure, and applied engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to multi-disciplinary projects.
Incorporated economic, environmental, social, regulatory, constructability, and sustainability considerations into the practice of civil engineering.
Exhibited effective communication skills, teamwork, leadership, initiative, project management, and professional and ethical behavior.
Continued their technical and professional development, which may include graduate level education, continuing education, and participation in professional organizations.

BSCE Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program at the University of South Alabama will have:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, science, (including calculus-based physics, general chemistry, and one additional area of science), and engineering.

b. an ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the resulting 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 multidisciplinary 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, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. a recognition of the need for, and an 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.