BS Civil Engineering Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

The following educational objectives have been developed for the civil engineering program at Trine University:

  1. Graduates will effectively prepare and present written and verbal proposals, design reports, drawings and other technical information to a diverse audience.
  2. Graduates demonstrate the importance of teamwork and leadership in executing projects, including their role within the team and their impact on the scope, budget, and schedule of the project.
  3. Graduates can effectively use state of the practice engineering tools.
  4. Graduates can analyze and design a structure, system or process, taking into consideration the legal, ethical and other societal impacts of the design.
  5. Graduates take an active role in professional development and community outreach, including achieving professional licensure, active participation in professional societies and service to their community.
  6. Graduates are engaged in business aspects of the profession, including marketing, budgeting, client and public interaction, and contracting.

Student Outcomes

As specified by the accrediting body, engineering programs assure that their students will be able to: 

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.