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:

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