Program Mission & Educational Objectives

Mission Statement

Civil engineers are involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life. The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to produce civil engineers who will become practitioners, leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs. The department will attract and retain high quality faculty and maintain state of the art infrastructure to excel in teaching, research and service. The department through its rigorous curriculum and hands-on laboratory and design projects, will educate students and engage them in research and service activities so that they can make significant contributions to society and the advancement of quality of life.

Program Educational Objectives

Prairie View A&M University’s Civil Engineering program is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 – telephone: 410-347-7700).

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are:

Graduates from the Civil Engineering program will be able to:

  1. have careers in civil engineering or related fields that lead to increasing levels of responsibility and leadership;
  2. obtain professional licensure/certifications;
  3. complete graduate  studies in civil engineering or related fields;
  4. engage in professional development and service.

Program Outcomes

The Civil Engineering (CE) program adapted the ABET Criterion 3 (a-k) Outcomes as its Program Outcomes.

The Civil Engineering Program Outcomes are:

  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. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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