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Civil Engineering

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide the highest quality instruction, research, and service in support of the mission of the University of Louisville. Regarding instruction, the intent is to educate students in a professional engineering school context and prepare students for a productive life-long career in the engineering profession. Second, the intent is to conduct research relevant to the environment and infrastructure. Last, the intent of service is to be useful to the University, the community, the Commonwealth, and the profession. Overall, our intent is to provide an educational experience that prepares graduates for the challenges they will face during their professional careers.

Program Education Objectives

Bachelor of Science

    • In accordance with our mission statement, provide instruction and associated activities necessary for our graduates to grow from technical competency to professional proficiency.
    • Foster an appreciation in our graduates for professional development and life-long learning.
    • Provide an educational experience that inspires our graduates to exhibit leadership and team-building skills.
    • Promote service by our graduates to the profession, and to society.


    Master of Engineering

    • In accordance with our mission statement, provide instruction and associated activities necessary for our graduates to grow from technical competency to professional proficiency.
    • Foster an appreciation in our graduates for professional development and life-long learning.
    • Provide an educational experience that inspires our graduates to exhibit leadership and team-building skills.
    • Promote service by our graduates to the profession, and to society.

    Student Outcomes

    Bachelor of Science

      • A. Develop in students an ability to apply knowledge from math, science, and engineering.
      • B1. Develop an ability to organize and conduct laboratory and field work.
      • B2. Develop an ability to analyze and interpret data.
      • C. Develop student competence in the design of systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs.
      • D. Provide experience and guidance in working on teams having a diverse technical makeup.
      • E. Train students to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
      • F. Instill in students an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, both in education and in practice.
      • G1. Develop and practice effective oral communication.
      • G2. Develop and practice effective written and graphic communication.
      • H. Provide a breadth of course work and perspectives that create an understanding of the impact of engineering in society, both local and global.
      • I. Create an awareness in students of the need for life-long learning, whether through formal education or via many other means.
      • J. Expose students to contemporary issues pertinent to the practice of civil engineering.
      • K. Through both instruction and practice, develop in students an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools commonly used in civil engineering practice.

       

      Master of Engineering

      • A. Develop in students an ability to apply knowledge from math, science, and engineering.
      • B1. Develop an ability to organize and conduct laboratory and field work.
      • B2. Develop an ability to analyze and interpret data.
      • C. Develop student competence in the design of systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs.
      • D. Provide experience and guidance in working on teams having a diverse technical makeup.
      • E. Train students to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
      • F. Instill in students an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, both in education and in practice.
      • G1. Develop and practice effective oral communication.
      • G2. Develop and practice effective written and graphic communication.
      • H. Provide a breadth of course work and perspectives that create an understanding of the impact of engineering in society, both local and global.
      • I. Create an awareness in students of the need for life-long learning, whether through formal education or via many other means.
      • J. Expose students to contemporary issues pertinent to the practice of civil engineering.
      • K. Through both instruction and practice, develop in students an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools commonly used in civil engineering practice.

       

      Updated 07.30.2012

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