Today's engineering student...

has high expectations and specific interests. Their concern for the earth and its humanity is driving the explosive growth in the study of sustainability and renewable energy sources. As educators it is our responsibility to tap this enthusiasm by offering educational experiences beyond the classroom – from the research lab to digging wells that provide clean water and improved sanitary conditions for an African village. Armed with hands-on research experiences integrated with an interdisciplinary education, our 21st century graduates enter the engineering profession better prepared to fulfill their career aspirations and make a profound impact on the world.


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Mission of the Department:


The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida will provide undergraduate students with strong, broad-based, engineering education which gives them the basic intellectual and organization skills that allow them to work with complex systems with technological, social and environmental components.


As many of the Program's graduates begin work upon graduation in industry or with governmental organizations, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for these roles by requiring a number of courses in the various fields of civil engineering and by providing limited specialization in one given area. The curriculum is designed to encourage lifelong learning and to prepare students for undertaking advanced studies in engineering or in other professional areas.

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Department Program Objectives


The Civil Engineering Program and curriculum of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are designed to meet the needs of all students within the context of the Program's Mission Statement. The Program Educational Objectives associated with the Program's Mission Statement are:

  1. Graduates, within 3-6 years after graduation, can obtain positions in both public and private organizations.

  2. Graduates, within 3 to 6 years after graduation, are continuing their professional development by extending their professional knowledge through independent learning, continuing education courses, conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate study and involvement in professional societies.

  3. Graduates, within 3 to 6 years after graduation, who are working in public or private organizations which encourage professional registration, will have made appropriate progress towards achieving that registration.


Department Program Objectives


Designation Student Outcomes
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 multi-disciplinary 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, economic, environmental, 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