Civil Engineering Assessment

Civil Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
Civil Engineering Program Mission and Objectives

The Mission of the Civil Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology is to educate a new generation of Civil Engineers who will be leaders in the profession. The educational program emphasizes professional practice, entrepreneurship, leadership, life-long learning and civic contribution. The student’s program of study combines a broad based core-engineering curriculum, a substantial experience in the Humanities and in Business and Engineering Management, with specialization in Civil Engineering. Within the sequence of Civil Engineering courses, the students have the flexibility to concentrate in Structures, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Construction Management or Environmental Engineering.

The graduates of the Civil Engineering Program, within several years of graduation, will be expected to:

  1. Have established a distinctive record of professional achievements within the profession and will have become a licensed Professional Engineer.
  2. Be thoroughly aware and knowledgeable in dealing with environmental, social, ethical and economic impacts of their projects.
  3. Have augmented their knowledge through Professional and Cultural Continuing Education.
  4. Be active in leadership roles within their professional and technical societies.
  5. Be innovative and creative in conceiving, designing and constructing of a broad range of projects.
  6. Continue to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in all their activities.
  7. Actively support and advance the educational programs at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Civil Engineering Program Outcomes

The graduate of the Civil Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology will be prepared to:

  • be able to use a knowledge of the underlying mathematics and physics to analyze civil engineering problems. Examples include the determination of axial and shear stresses
  • be able to apply engineering science principles to civil engineering problems such as the use of static equilibrium to determine the forces and moments on structural elements be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results to determine soil, structural and fluid and environmental parameters
  • be able to use modern software for the analysis and design of structures ( e.g. SAP 2000) and to use computer software for data analysis, reporting and presentations (e.g. Matlab and Excel)
  • be able to use the required codes and standards in design. Examples include design of beams, columns and retaining walls using the ACI code.
  • be able to incorporate considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, legal/regulatory, societal impacts, etc. in design, and have experience working with practicing engineers
  • know about professional management practices for civil engineers
  • have experience taking leadership roles in teams
  • have experience working within teams
  • be capable of writing and presenting technical reports at a level expected of the engineering profession
  • know about ethical problems that face civil engineers, and the codes that specify the professional response to them
  • be familiar with current policy issues regarding civil engineering projects
  • show an interest in professional societies and their activities, and in independently seeking information related to the civil engineering profession
  • have experience proposing a technical solution to a novel civil problem and the understanding of the business side of Civil Engineering