Our Mission and Objectives

 

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The University of Central Florida's CECE Department houses three undergraduate programs:

  • Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
  • Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
  • Construction Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

College Mission Statement

The CECS primary mission is to further the knowledge and practice of the engineering and computer science professions nationally and internationally by:

  • EDUCATION: Providing the highest quality and innovative learning/teaching environment in undergraduate and graduate curricula, to prepare a diverse student body to be effective, contributing members of a technological society, and lifelong learners.
  • RESEARCH: Expanding the knowledge base of engineering and computer science through dynamic research and, applying new discoveries for problem solving.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: Providing collaborative leadership with external partners in advancing technological breakthroughs for the economic, and social well-being of humankind.
  • OPPORTUNITY: Extending educational opportunities to technology practitioners locally, nationally, and globally to enhance human performance, and economic, and technical development.


College Core Values

  • Honesty: Tell the truth and be aboveboard and candid.
  • Integrity: Be held to the highest standards of trust and accountability.
  • Professionalism: Adhere to a professional code of ethics, continuing to learn while
    striving for excellence.
  • Family: Pursue life outside of the professional environment, giving family a priority.
  • Altruism: Work as a team; help each other; and sacrifice for the common good.
    Understand that each individual's work is part of a larger purpose and plan.


College Goals

  • A high caliber, diverse College that is recognized for leadership in research and teaching.
  • Distinguished, innovative undergraduate programs to provide top-quality education for undergraduates.
  • High quality graduate education to meet the needs of Florida and the U.S. and to achieve national and international prominence.
  • A model for university outreach, globalization and partnerships
  • A college with national and international visibility.
  • An inclusive, open and supportive environment for all student, staff, and faculty.


Students who seek a challenging technical career in research and development, design, technical sales, manufacturing, management, teaching, or other professions requiring a methodical, creative solution to problems should seriously consider pursuing an education in engineering or computer science. The internationally-recognized faculty of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, together with its strong curricula of undergraduate and graduate programs, provide an opportunity for ambitious, responsible men and women to become the leaders of our increasingly technological world. Because of the significance of science and technology to our everyday lives, today's engineer and computer scientist must be aware of the impact of his or her creations on society. In addition to the public health and welfare, aesthetics, economics, and energy-use implications, our graduates also consider environmental, sociological, and other humanistic costs. A degree from the College of Engineering and Computer Science is also recognized as a valuable asset to those entering other professional pursuits such as the medical or law professions, architecture, education, the military professions, or even politics.


Civil Engineering Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

The Civil Engineering major is concerned primarily with fundamental civil engineering design and analysis in such areas as structures, geotechnical engineering, sanitary engineering, water resources, and transportation engineering. Civil Engineering students are required to take a minimum of two Project Design Courses, which synthesize various pre-requisite course offerings into a design project. These projects are usually "open-ended" and duplicate real world engineering problems. The students typically work in small design team groups. The pre- requisites needed for the various project courses vary.


Mission

The Civil Engineering Program Faculty strive to create a high quality learning experience for our students. The principal goals include:

  • Provide a broad engineering education to our graduates that will prepare them for both current and future professional challenges.
  • Promote a commitment to continued scholarship and service among our graduates.
  • Foster a spirit of innovation so that our graduates are positioned to take advantage of new technology in our profession.
  • Promote an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
  • To attain prominence in key areas of Civil Engineering graduate education and research.


PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within the first several years following graduation, graduates should:

  • Be successfully employed or employable in civil engineering practice in areas such as structural, geotechnical, transportation, construction, water resources, or related fieldsand/or be continuing their studies at the graduate level.
  • Show a commitment to ethical practice and professional development by extending their knowledge through continuing education and self-directed life-long learning, professional licensure, and service to the profession and society.


STUDENT OUTCOMES

  • Outcome A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Outcome B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Outcome 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.

  • Outcome D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  • Outcome E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • Outcome F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Outcome G: An ability to communicate effectively.

  • Outcome H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Outcome I: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

  • Outcome J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

  • Outcome K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Environmental Engineering Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

The Environmental Engineering major is concerned primarily with the interactions with humans and their environment and the planning, design, and control of systems for environmental quality management for water, land, and air environments.

Environmental Engineering students are required to take a minimum of two Project Design Courses (out of four offered) which synthesize various pre-requisite course offerings into a design project. These projects are usually "open-ended" and duplicate real world engineering problems. The students typically work in small design team groups. The pre-requisites needed for the various project courses vary.

 

Mission

The Environmental Engineering Program Faculty strive to create a high quality learning experience for our students. The principal goals include:

  • Provide a broad engineering education to our graduates that will prepare them for both current and future professional challenges.
  • Promote a commitment to continued scholarship and service among our graduates.
  • Foster a spirit of innovation so that our graduates are positioned to take advantage of new technology in our profession.
  • Promote an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
  • To attain prominence in key areas of Environmental Engineering graduate education and research.


PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES


Within the first several years following graduation, graduates should:

  • Be successfully employed or employable in environmental engineering practice in areas such as solid waste, air pollution, water and wastewater treatment, water resources, or related fields and/or be continuing their studies at the graduate level.
  • Show a commitment to ethical practice and professional development by extending their knowledge through continuing education and self-directed life-long learning, professional licensure, and service to the profession and society.


STUDENT OUTCOMES

  • Outcome A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Outcome B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Outcome 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.

  • Outcome D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  • Outcome E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • Outcome F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Outcome G: An ability to communicate effectively.

  • Outcome H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Outcome I: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

  • Outcome J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

  • Outcome K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Construction Engineering Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

The Construction Engineering major is concerned with preparing students for the engineering management of construction projects by developing skills for the selection of construction methods and processes, construction project planning and control, and resource management. Construction Engineering students are required to take a minimum of two Project Design Courses, (Construction Engineering Design and Geotechnical Engineering Design), which synthesize various pre-requisite course offerings into a design project. These projects are usually "open-ended" and duplicate real world engineering problems. The students typically work in small design team groups. The pre-requisites needed for the various project courses vary.


Mission

The Construction Engineering Program Faculty strives to create a high quality learning experience for our students. The principal goals include:

  • Provide a broad engineering education to our graduates that will prepare them for both current and future professional challenges.
  • Promote a commitment to continued scholarship and service among our graduates.
  • Foster a spirit of innovation so that our graduates are positioned to take advantage of new technology in our profession.
  • Promote an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
  • To attain prominence in key areas of Construction Engineering graduate education and research.


PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Within the first several years following graduation, graduates should:

  • Be successfully employed or employable in construction engineering practice in areas such as estimating, scheduling, program development, and construction project management, or related fields and/or be continuing their studies at the graduate level.
  • Show a commitment to ethical practice and professional development by extending their knowledge through continuing education and self-directed life-long learning, professional
    licensure, and service to the profession and society.


STUDENT OUTCOMES

  • Outcome A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Outcome B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Outcome 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.

  • Outcome D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

  • Outcome E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • Outcome F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Outcome G: An ability to communicate effectively.

  • Outcome H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Outcome I: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

  • Outcome J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

  • Outcome K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Granted


Civil Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year Academic Plan  
2016-17 Civil Engineering BSCE 344 108
Civil Engineering Pending 269  
2015-16 Civil Engineering BSCE 359 109
Civil Engineering Pending 233 .
2014-15 Civil Engineering BSCE 369 118
Civil Engineering Pending 221 .
2013-14 Civil Engineering BSCE 378 103
Civil Engineering Pending 201 .
2012-13 Civil Engineering BSCE 517 131
Civil Engineering Pending 121 .
2011-12 Civil Engineering BSCE 678 134
2010-11 Civil Engineering BSCE 686 121
2009-10 Civil Engineering BSCE 674 79
2008-09 Civil Engineering BSCE 665 114
2007-08 Civil Engineering BSCE 652 93

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

 

Environmental Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year Academic Plan  
2016-17 Civil Engineering BSVE 114 31
Civil Engineering Pending 120 .
2015-16 Civil Engineering BSVE 119 35
Civil Engineering Pending 79 .
2014-15 Environmental Eng BSVE 131 50
Environmental Eng Pending 87 .
2013-14 Environmental Eng BSVE 137 40
Environmental Eng Pending 77 .
2012-13 Environmental Eng BSVE 151 39
Environmental Eng Pending 38 .
2011-12 Environmental Eng BSVE 205 39
2010-11 Environmental Eng BSVE 226 39
2009-10 Environmental Eng BSVE 179 23
2008-09 Environmental Eng BSVE 151 16
2007-08 Environmental Eng BSVE 114 15

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

Construction Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year Academic Plan  
2016-17 Civil Engineering BSCE 25 9
Civil Engineering Pending 21 .
2015-16 Civil Engineering BSCE 25 10
Civil Engineering Pending 14 .
2014-15 Construction Engineerg BSConE 34 11
Construction Engr Pending 10 .
2013-14 Construction Engineerg BSConE 35 9
Construction Engr Pending 12 .
2012-13 Construction Engineerg BSConE 41 13
Construction Engr Pending 6 .
2011-12 Construction Engineerg BSConE 58 16
2010-11 Construction Engineerg BSConE 67 12
2009-10 Construction Engineerg BSConE 60 4
2008-09 Construction Engineerg BSConE 50 3
2007-08 Construction Engineerg BSConE 19 .

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Granted


Engineering Master Degrees

Civil Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year  
2016-17 85 34
2015-16 83 33
2014-15 83 30
2013-14 83 34
2012-13 89 35
2011-12 104 42
2010-11 99 27
2009-10 90 26
2008-09 73 30
2007-08 75 22

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

Environmental Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year  
2016-17 27 7
2015-16 28 9
2014-15 25 9
2013-14 29 14
2012-13 25 7
2011-12 35 15
2010-11 28 10
2009-10 23 5
2008-09 24 13
2007-08 25 10

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

 

 

Engineering Doctoral Degrees

Civil Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year  
2016-17 69 11
2015-16 67 13
2014-15 70 11
2013-14 58 8
2012-13 48 5
2011-12 44 9
2010-11 35 2
2009-10 27 8
2008-09 28 2
2007-08 21 2

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.

 

 

Environmental Engineering

Enrollment Degrees Awarded
Fall Summer, Fall, Spring
Academic Year  
2016-17 10 2
2015-16 15 4
2014-15 17 5
2013-14 13 1
2012-13 15 3
2011-12 11 1
2010-11 10 3
2009-10 11 .
2008-09 11 5
2007-08 16 7

Current Year data reflects Final Fall Headcount and Summer/Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Degrees.