Objectives & Outcomes

The department of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University is dedicated to providing the highest quality broad-based technical, scientific, and liberal arts education. Rutgers provides and maintains an outstanding educational program in an environment that develops diverse skills designed for professional success. Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). Our Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes are listed below and are consistent with the ABET requirements.  

Program Educational Objectives

 The Program Educational Objectives for the civil engineering program are the following:

  • Graduates will experience successful careers in the civil engineering profession that incorporates life-long learning leading to professional licensure and/or advanced degrees.
  • Graduates will communicate effectively in oral, visual, and written means and have professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of civil engineering.
  • Graduates will demonstrate a record of individual and team accomplishments in developing creative and sound engineering solutions to practical problems that meet professional, social, sustainability, and global challenges. 

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes for the civil engineering program are the following:

a. Ability to apply the knowledge of math, science and engineering.
b. Ability to design and perform experiments; analyze and interpret data.
c. Ability to perform a comprehensive design of structure, system, component, process, facility.
d. Ability to work and function in multi-disciplinary teams.
e. Ability to identify and solve civil engineering problems.
f. Understanding of professional issues and practice ethics. 
g. Ability to effecitvely communicate orally and in writing.
h. Ensure having broad education to understand the impact of engineering solutions in social and global impact.
i. Ability to engage in life-long learning and professional development.
j. Attain knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. Ability to solve civil engineering problems using techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
l. Adequately learned basic concepts of business, management; understand and learn importance of leadership in discussions and public policy.
m. Adequately learned and practiced key engineering concepts and ‘rules of thumb’.
n. Ability to read, understand and interpret standards, codes and manuals of engineering practice.
o. Have proficiency in four recognized major civil engineering disciplines.