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Program Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the Boise State University Civil Engineering Program will be competent engineers that:

  • Apply theoretical and technical knowledge to evaluate and solve problems in a wide variety of civil engineering applications;
  • Understand and protect public health and safety;
  • Have communication skills to effectively convey solutions to colleagues and the general public;and
  • Seek to continuously improve knowledge and skills to understand the complex interactions of a variety of contemporary socio‚Äźeconomic issues, and to meet the demands of a changing world.

Program Educational Outcomes:

Students who qualify for graduation from the Civil Engineering program will demonstrate the following:

  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

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