BS Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines and involves the planning, design, and construction of facilities essential to modern life.

Graduates can look forward to employment by construction companies; city and county engineering departments; state and federal transportation organizations (such as the Georgia Department of Transportation); and civil engineering consulting and design firms. Graduates have the qualifications to enter careers in areas such as, but not limited to, transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering and construction engineering. Typical job titles for graduates may include construction engineer, project engineer, planner, project supervisor, consulting engineer, and design engineer.

Civil engineering requires rigorous training in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of construction projects and the associated systems and resources. Graduates in the area of Civil Engineering will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of civil engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. In practice graduates of the Civil Engineering Program will:

  1. Meet the educational requirements to pursue registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
  2. Demonstrate career advancement with increasing responsibility in civil engineering industry as owners, managers, lead engineers, or other key positions of leadership.
  3. Be capable of pursuing graduate education in civil engineering, construction engineering, and related fields.

Student Outcomes

Program Outcomes are statements that describe knowledge and skills acquired by students that complete the program and which prepare them to achieve the educational objectives. The program outcomes are demonstrated by students at or before graduation.

Students completing the civil engineering program will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, graphical, and mathematical formats appropriate to civil engineering.
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Demonstrate recognition of the need for, and ability to, engage in life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science, consistent with the program educational objectives.
  • Apply knowledge of four technical areas in Civil Engineering specialty field.
  • Explain basic concept in management, business, public policy, and leadership.
  • Explain the importance of professional license.

This collection was started with the graduates of the Fall 2015 semester, after the consolidation between Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University was final (July 2015).

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