Program Educational Objectives

Civil engineers conceive, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the civil infrastructure systems that meet societal needs in our practical world. The Auburn University Department of Civil Engineering seeks to prepare graduates who value honesty, hard work, and sustainability, and—after the first few years of their professional career—have

  • Functioned as efficient, reliable team members in the evaluation, planning and design, construction, or operation and maintenance of civil infrastructure systems,

  • Demonstrated their belief in lifelong education by expanding their body of knowledge, maturing professionally, and progressing toward licensure as professional engineers,

  • Assumed leadership roles in their workplace by exercising initiative and responsible stewardship, and

  • Employed the human touch in engaged involvement in their professions and communities.

Student Outcomes

Auburn University Bachelor of Civil Engineering graduates will have

(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, and

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

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