Mission, Objectives & Outcomes
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to educate civil engineering students for professional practice or further study, contribute to the body of knowledge in civil engineering education, and create a supportive environment that enables students and faculty to achieve their best.
Within three to five years of graduation, Civil engineering graduates will:
- achieve success within the Civil engineering discipline that includes both professional and intellectual growth and development,
- demonstrate professional competence through continuing education and/or advanced degrees, and
- be effective, ethical, and positively contributing members within their professional, local, and global societies.
The student outcomes (SOs) that the students in the Civil Engineering Department at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are enabled to attain are:
(b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as 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.