The mission of the Civil Engineering program is to:
- offer high-quality bachelor’s and master’s level programs in civil engineering that encompass basic engineering sciences, as well as both traditional and emerging areas of the discipline;
- prepare graduates to adapt to global and domestic engineering challenges and changing industry practices;
- foster student-faculty relationships that enrich teaching and learning, develop scholarship, and encourage public service;
- maintain an academic structure characterized by integrity, and by respect for students, society, the environment, and the civil engineering profession;
- prepare graduates for, and facilitate, lifelong intellectual and professional development; and
- contribute to economic prosperity of the region, state, and nation by enhancing the size and competitiveness of the civil engineering workforce.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The Civil Engineering program will provide an academic environment rich in opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for productive and rewarding careers and lives. Specifically, the program will prepare graduates to:
- excel in any sector(s) of civil engineering practice, including consulting, government, construction, and industry;
- complete graduate study in civil engineering or a related field;
- communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through writing and speaking;
- apply creativity and a strong understanding of math, science, computers, and engineering to develop innovative solutions to engineering problems;
- understand and effectively incorporate the role of social, ethical, political, economic, and environmental considerations in their professional careers;
- work effectively as a member of a team or organization, and excel in a leadership role where appropriate;
- serve their profession and society through involvement in professional and service organizations;
- achieve registration as a Professional Engineer; and
- continue their intellectual and professional growth through lifelong learning.
The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering at YSU achieves the following student learning outcomes:
- Students will obtain a broad education necessary to understand the impact of civil engineering solutions in a global, societal, and environmental context.
- Students will be able to solve civil engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering, and using modern engineering techniques, tools, equipment, and computer applications.
- Students will be able to design systems, components, or processes to meet specific needs within the following realistic constraints: economic; social; political; environmental; sustainability; ethical; health and safety; and constructability.
- Students will be able to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data within the various civil engineering specialty disciplines.
- Students will understand the fundamentals of business, management, and leadership, including organization, planning, bidding, report preparation, construction, and functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Students will be able to communicate effectively, via speaking and writing, with both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Students will have a solid understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the importance of professional licensure, and the need for continued professional development.