Program Educational Objectives

Our alumni will show evidence of integrating a Christian worldview into their life and vocation by following the example of Christ in being an articulate, ethical and empowered servant leader (worldview integration). This implies being aware of and meeting the needs of humanity by doing most if not all of the following:

  • serving community and faith-based organizations,
  • serving professional societies, and
  • serving employers by being a steward of time, competencies and resources.

Our alumni will show evidence of being competent in core disciplines of engineering by active participation in professional engineering activities (competence). These activities will involve some of the following: creating, researching, innovating, designing, building, testing, inspecting, evaluating, estimating, planning, allocating, forecasting, selling, educating, communicating and collaborating.

Our alumni will show evidence of recognizing the importance of lifelong learning through involvement in post graduate learning activities (development). These activities would include participating in training or continued education, receiving a post graduate degree, attending and or delivering presentations, papers or posters at professional conferences, taking and passing the FE and PE exams, and/or attending or delivering presentations at professional society meetings or in academic and educational settings.

Our alumni will show evidence of success in at least one of a variety of postgraduate experiences (success). These experiences include but are not limited to employment in industry, public service, education, missions/NGOs, and/or participation in graduate school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

CBU Civil Engineering graduates are expected to gain:

EGR 1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

EGR 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

EGR 3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

EGR 4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which mush consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

EGR 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

EGR 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

EGR 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

EGR 8. an ability to articulate a Christian worldview on personal, professional, technical, and societal issues

EGR 9. an ability to develop attributes of leadership in an innovation-driven environment