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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‐economic 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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

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