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Student Outcomes

What TCNJ Civil Engineering students are expected to know and be able to do at graduation. What knowledge, abilities, tools and skills the program gives the graduates to enable them to accomplish the Educational Objectives

The Student Outcomes listed below are expected of all graduates of the Civil Engineering Program. Civil Engineering graduates will have:

a)      an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b)      an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c)      an ability to 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

d)      an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e)      an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;

f)       an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g)      an ability to communicate effectively

h)      the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context

i)       a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j)       a knowledge of contemporary issues

k)      an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Additional Program Criteria 

The civil engineering curriculum prepares graduates to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science;
  • apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty;
  • analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering;
  • conduct experiments in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data;
  • design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts;
  • include principles of sustainability in design;
  • explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership.