CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Civil Engineering is the oldest traditional engineering profession. Civil engineers play an essential role in helping humanity realize basic needs for shelter, mobility and productivity. Specifically, civil engineers design and construct public buildings, bridges, highways, water distribution systems, subways, dams, tunnels and almost every structure that needs to be designed for strength and durability. As civil engineers enhance our standard of living, they command the respect and appreciation of the community. Civil Engineers contribute to the improvement of human environment and help make our activities productive, safe, and enjoyable.Civil Engineering is a very broad field; and it draws from the basic sciences of mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The scope and complexity of civil engineering, as measured by the degree of involvement and interaction with other disciplines and professions, continues to grow with that of the nation's economy and population. This field has always contributed to, and benefited from the advancement of science and technology.
The Department is committed to preparing its students for immediate entry into the engineering profession as well as into graduate programs of study. The Department is also committed to research in order to place its faculty and students at the forefront of development in the profession of civil engineering. This brings the latest advances into the classroom positioning students to lead the profession into the twenty-first century. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).The program offers opportunities to students who previously had limited access to education and trains these students to contribute to the civil engineering profession. It thereby reflects the University’s scope and mission.
The objectives of the Civil Engineering program are to produce graduates who
1. Successfully practice civil engineering in industry and/or governmen
2. Produce graduates who proceed on the track towards attainment of professional registration by taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination
3. Produce graduates who continue to pursue lifelong learning through professional development or completion of advanced studies (graduate degree, short courses etc.