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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Within 4 to 6 years of graduation, the Civil Engineering graduates from Louisiana Tech University are expected to have:

PEO-01     Engaged in professional practices, such as construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural,                                    transportation, or water resources engineering by using technical, communication and management                                skills.

PEO-02      Overseen the design and/or construction of a civil engineering project.

PEO-03      Registered as a professional engineer or developed a strong ability leading to professional licensure.

PEO-04      Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional development by pursuing formal education in                           an advanced degree program or by maintaining technical currency through documented CPD activities.

PEO-05      Served in a leadership position in any professional or community organization, or local/state                                         engineering board.


Student Outcomes

Students completing the Civil Engineering Program will demonstrate:

SO-a          An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

SO-b          An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

SO-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.

SO-d          An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

SO-e          An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. 

SO-f          An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

SO-g         An ability to communicate effectively.

SO-h         The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,                          environmental, and societal context. 

SO-i          A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. 

SO-j          A knowledge of contemporary issues. 

SO-k         An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering                                    practice.