Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering undergraduate program are expected to achieve one or more of the following objectives within a few years of their graduation:

  • Technical Knowledge: Demonstrate the technical ability to solve a wide variety of civil engineering problems considering public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • Communication and Team skills: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and function as a member of a team
  • Professionalism: Exercise high standards of professional integrity, and recognize the need for continuous education

Student Outcomes

The George Washington University Civil Engineering student outcomes require that our graduates will demonstrate:

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