Dr. Helen Muga, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Helen Muga

Teaching Area(s): Civil Engineering

One of my research projects this past summer was looking at a greywater treatment system for a site in Costa Rica. The project has gone from a summer assignment to a course project for my environmental engineering class this semester. 

Civil Engineering Mission, Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Mission of the University of Mount Union:
The mission of the University of Mount Union is to prepare students for fulfilling life, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.

Mission of the Civil Engineering Degree Program:
The mission of the civil engineering degree program at the University of Mount Union is to provide a rigorous hands-on engineering education integrated with liberal arts in a student-centered environment. Our graduates will be equipped for life-long learning necessary for professional practice and advanced studies. We will prepare our students to be the technical, business, and global leaders of tomorrow.

Program Educational Objectives for the Civil Engineering Degree Program:

Graduates of the University of Mount Union Civil Engineering Program will achieve:

  1. Fulfilling lives by pursuing professional licensure, advanced studies, or alternate career paths.
  2. Meaningful work by applying their strong Civil Engineering, business, leadership, and communication skills to meet the expectations of their employers.
  3. Responsible citizenship by serving the Civil Engineering profession and their community locally, nationally, and internationally.

At the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students have achieved the following 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 multidisciplinary 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

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