Undergraduate Outcomes & Objectives


Program Objectives

The department of Civil Engineering offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  The first two years of the program have application to most other branches of engineering.

The Civil Engineering curriculum is designed to produce graduates who, within five years of graduation, will:

  1. Practice with "responsible charge" in the civil engineering sub-disciplines of water resources, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and environmental engineering; with emphasis on cold region issues.  "Responsible charge" is as defined by the Alaska Professional Engineering regulations.
  2. Make contributions in project planning, preparation, implementation, design, and presentation in a team environment in sub-discipline areas.
  3. Demonstrate and update their competency via professional registration, continuing education, graduate study, and professional service to their communities.
  4. Exemplify the ethical standards of the profession.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In keeping with the above objectives, it is expected that graduates of the UAA Civil Engineering program will have:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry;
  2. An ability to apply knowledge in a minimum of four recognized major civil engineering areas;
  3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, in more than one of the recognized major civil engineering areas;
  4. An ability to design a civil engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  5. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  6. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  7. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  8. An ability to communicate effectively;
  9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  10. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  11. A knowledge of contemporary issues in professional practice; and
  12. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.