About Us

Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida will provide undergraduate students with strong, broad-based, engineering education which gives them the basic intellectual and organization skills that allow them to work with complex systems with technological, social and environmental components.

As many of the Program's graduates begin work upon graduation in industry or with governmental organizations, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for these roles by requiring a number of courses in the various fields of civil engineering and by providing limited specialization in one given area. The curriculum is also designed to encourage lifelong learning and to prepare students for undertaking advanced studies in engineering or in other professional areas.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates can obtain positions in both public and private organizations.
  2. Graduates are continuing their professional development by extending their professional knowledge through independent learning, continuing education courses, conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate study and involvement in professional societies.
  3. Graduates who are working in public or private organizations which encourage professional registration, will have made appropriate progress towards achieving that registration.

ABET Student Outcomes

(ABET Designation 1)  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

(ABET Designation 2)  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

(ABET Designation 3)  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

(ABET Designation 4)  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

(ABET Designation 5)  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

(ABET Designation 6)  An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

(ABET Designation 7)  An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies