Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

In accordance with the EAC-ABET accreditation criteria, the faculty and the Civil Engineering Advisory Council have established program educational objectives and student outcomes for students majoring in civil engineering at the University of Evansville. The purpose of these program education objectives is to ensure that graduates of the program are adequately prepared to enter the practice of civil engineering. Recognizing that the performance of students and graduates is an important consideration in the evaluation of an institution, a system of ongoing assessment is conducted by the faculty to continuously improve the effectiveness of the program.

“Graduates” are defined as civil engineering alumni within 3-5 years of graduation

  • Program Educational Objective 1: Graduates will be actively engaged in a professional career as a civil engineer or pursuing advanced study.
  • Program Educational Objective 2: Graduates will understand professional practice issues and demonstrate a commitment to professional licensure and continuing education.
  • Program Educational Objective 3: Graduates, guided by the principles of sustainable development and global interconnectedness, will understand how civil engineering projects affect society and the environment.

“Students” are defined as civil engineering students at the time of graduation from the University of Evansville

  • Student Outcome 1: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • Student Outcome 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
  • Student Outcome 3: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Student Outcome 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
  • Student Outcome 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
  • Student Outcome 6: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • Student Outcome 7: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies