CE Objectives and Outcomes

B.S. Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin should solve civil engineering problems within a greater societal context by doing the following:

  1. Exhibit character and decision-making skills embodying professionalism and ethical behavior.
  2. Apply knowledge, strong reasoning, and quantitative skills to design and implement creative and sustainable solutions.
  3. Engage in life-long learning to meet evolving engineering challenges facing society.
  4. Exhibit strong communication, critical thinking, interpersonal, and management skills as leaders and contributors in the civil engineering profession.

B.S. Civil Engineering Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Civil Engineering program should attain the following outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The civil engineering undergraduate program at The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Dean T.U. Taylor, center seated, with the first faculty and students

Dean T.U. Taylor, center seated, with the first faculty and students in engineering. Taylor was a civil engineer and the first dean of the college.