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 1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  • 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

  • Outcome 3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  • 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

  • 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

  • Outcome 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  • Outcome 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

  • Outcome 8. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.