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Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within seven years after graduation, graduates of the Civil Engineering program:

  1. perform effectively in a variety of career paths as junior officers in the Coast Guard.
  2. provide appropriate engineering expertise to the Coast Guard while serving in Civil Engineering related billets.
  3. demonstrate a commitment to intellectual and professional growth through activities and accomplishments such as graduate study, professional licensure, professional society activity, and/or continuing education.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes support the Program Educational Outcomes. Attainment of these prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.

Graduates will have:

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

In addition to the Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives, the Civil Engineering major produces graduates who:

  1. can apply knowledge in the areas of structural, construction, environmental, and geotechnical engineering.
  2. can conduct fundamental civil engineering experiments in at least two technical areas, analyze and interpret data, and prepare engineering reports.
  3. can design a system, component, or process in the context of structural, environmental, and geotechnical engineering.
  4. can explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, leadership, analyze issues in professional ethics, and can explain the importance of professional licensure.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Number of Graduates Per Year
Currently Enrolled
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
29 15 14 39 24 20 24 21 33 32 21 21 23