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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Program Learning Outcomes: Civil Engineering

Graduates of the Southern Utah University Civil Engineering Program are considered successful if, after four (4) years from their graduation, they

  • Are prepared to attain professional engineering licensure.
  • Are effective leaders in public and private organizations in civil engineering fields.
  • Have innovative competencies for professional practice to perform multidisciplinary and cross-civil engineering applications.
  • Design, build, maintain, or improve safe, economical and reliable structures considering the codes and standards, as well the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts as needed.
  • Are prepared to engage in or have completed a graduate-level degree.
  • Have the skills required to identify, analyze, and manage complex civil engineering problems.

The outcomes embraced by the Civil Engineering program for students are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will take from the Engineering program:

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