The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on two broad areas of instruction and research. The first, the classical field of civil engineering, deals with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of structures and the infrastructure. These include buildings, foundations, bridges, transportation facilities, hydraulic structures, and other facilities essential to society. The second is the science of mechanics and its applications to various engineering disciplines. Frequently referred to as applied mechanics, it includes the study of the mechanical properties of materials, stress analysis of stationary and movable structures, the dynamics and vibrations of complex structures, aero- and hydrodynamics, micro- and nanomechanics, and the mechanics of biological and energy systems.
The Department of Civil Engineering focuses on two broad areas of instruction and research. The first, the classical field of civil engineering, deals with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of structures and the infrastructure.
Program Educational Objectives:
- Graduates with a broad and fundamental technical base will be able to enter the professional civil engineering work force by way of apprenticeship.
- Graduates with a firm foundation in the basic math, science, and engineering science which underlie all technological development will be well equipped to adapt to changing technology in the profession.
- Graduates equipped with a broad technical background will be able to follow other technical or non-technical career paths.
- Graduates will practice their profession with effective writing and communication skills, with professional ethics, as well as with awareness of societal issues.
- Ability to apply knowledge fundamentals of civil engineering field
- Ability to apply math and science (physics, chemistry, earth science)
- Ability to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
- Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- Demonstrate understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- Ability to communicate effectively in written reports
- Ability to communicated effectively through public speaking
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of engineering solutions
- Demonstrate ability to appreciate and engage in life-long learning
- Demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues
- Ability to utilize techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering