Program Objectives and Student Outcomes

Educational Objectives of the Undergraduate Program

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:

  • Practice in civil and environmental engineering or a closely related area,
  • Continue to develop professionally by pursuing graduate and professional studies and/or professional development opportunities, including those required to pursue and maintain professional registration,
  • Complement their engineering knowledge, problem-solving, and communication skills in others professions, such as law, medicine, business, education, or public policy.

Student Outcomes

The George Washington University Civil Engineering student outcomes require that our graduates will demonstrate:
     (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 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
     (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice