Undergraduate Degree Programs Objectives and Outcomes
The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in Civil Engineering and in Construction Engineering. The objectives of the civil and construction engineering program at Western Michigan University are to have graduates:
- contribute to their profession;
- have leadership responsibilities;
- continue their education through life-long learning opportunities, graduate studies, and/or self study; and
- who are professionally recognized by becoming registered engineers.
The program prepares students who:
- understand and are able to apply knowledge of traditional mathematics, science, and engineering skills.
- are able to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data in more than one Civil Engineering discipline.
- can design systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs.
- can work in design teams.
- are able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- are able to communicate effectively.
- understand the impact of engineering on society.
- understand and embrace the need for a life-long learning.
- have knowledge of contemporary issues.
- can use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering.
More information on the degrees in Civil Engineering can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog