Program Mission, Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes
The mission of the civil engineering program is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, hands-on engineering education in a quality and conducive learning environment; providing students with the skills and competencies necessary for employment or career advancement as civil engineers. 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
Graduates of the University of Mount Union's Civil Engineering Program will achieve:
Fulfilling lives by pursuing licensure, advanced studies, and/or alternate career paths.
- Meaningful work by applying their strong Civil Engineering, problem solving, business, leadership, and communication skills to meet the expectations of their employers and society.
- Responsible citizenship by serving the Civil Engineering profession and their community locally, nationally, and internationally.
At the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- 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
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- 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
- 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
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Taught by our outstanding engineering faculty with expertise in the many fields that make up civil engineering, you will start your college career with general education courses in chemistry, physics, calculus, and an overall view of the engineering profession as well as analysis and design. Throughout your years at Mount Union, you will engage in our dynamic curriculum that is strongly focused on real-world application. You will gain hands-on experience through a required international experience in the field as well as through the engineering capstone design course.
Civil engineering graduates are typically among those with the highest starting salaries. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, civil engineering is projected to grow 20% over the next decade. Students at the University of Mount Union will be prepared to work on planning, designing, constructing, or maintaining a number of structures including roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, dams, and water and sewage systems. Civil engineers have the option of working for local, state, or federal government agencies, as well as private practices.