College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateProgram Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

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 and Environmental 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 

  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; and
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.