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Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Design a system, system component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability in more than one civil engineering context.
  2. Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities of a civil engineer.
  3. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice in environmental, geotechnical, structural, and transportation engineering.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through exams, laboratory assessment, design projects, teamwork assessment, and assignments in the following courses:  EGN 4031 Project Planning and Regulations; CES 4702C Concrete Design or CES 4605C Steel Design; TTE3002C Transportation Engineering; CEG 4012C Geotechnical Engineering II; CWR 4540C Water Resources Design; and CGN 4802C Civil Engin Senior Design.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Employ the conventions of standard written English.
  2. Select a topic and develop it for a specific audience and purpose with respect to diverse perspectives.
  3. Select, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed in ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Communication skills are also assessed in the capstone course CGN 4802C Civil Engin Senior Design.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Select and organize information.
  2. Identify assumptions and underlying relationships.
  3. Synthesize information and draw reasoned inferences.
  4. Formulate an appropriate problem solving strategy.
  5. Evaluate the feasibility of the strategy.

Critical thinking skills are assessed as part of the General Education Program through papers, exams, and projects completed ENC 1101 Composition I, ENC 1102 Composition II, and HUM 2510 Understanding the Visual and Performing Arts. Critical thinking skills are also assessed in the capstone course CGN 4802C Civil Engin Senior Design.