Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering will:

  1. Ethically and responsibly apply their problem solving skills toward the design of sustainable engineering solutions
  2. Utilize their technical background to grow professionally through continuing education, professional licensure, certification programs, and service opportunities within their profession.
  3. Recognize and articulate their ever growing responsibility within the profession and how their experience at Union College has prepared them for this role

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students will have an ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies