Civil Engineering Program Objectives & Outcomes

SLU Civil Engineering Program

Mission of the Program

Consistent with the missions of Saint Louis University and Parks College, the mission of the civil engineering program is to prepare students for careers in the industry and/or higher studies. Students who pursue a civil engineering major at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology who complete their studies will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.´╗┐

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation.  The program objectives are that our graduates will: 

  1. Be employed as engineers or be enrolled in engineering or professional graduate school;
  2. Demonstrate their commitment to life-long learning and professional development through seeking professional licensure, pursuing graduate studies, or participating in other professional continuing education activities;        
  3. Advance into leadership roles in their profession and in service to their communities; and
  4. Create design solutions that address economic, social, and environmental factors in their professional engineering practice.

´╗┐Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.  The Civil Engineering program is designed to achieve the following student outcomes: 

a)     an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b)     an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

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

d)     an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e)     an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f)      an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g)     an ability to communicate effectively

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

i)      a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j)      a knowledge of contemporary issues

k)     an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l)      apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering

m)   explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure