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Educational Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

The CEE department offers the following degree options:

Consistent with the mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, graduates of this program are expected to attain the following objectives:

  • Solve engineering problems and contribute to successful projects.
  • Advance with increasing technical and/or leadership responsibility.
  • Continually increase engineering proficiency, pursue graduate or other advanced education, proceed toward professional licensure, and contribute to the profession and community with integrity.

Student Learning Outcomes

In support of the the above objectives, at the time of graduation Civil Engineering students will have achieved and demonstrated the following outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation

Year Fall Enrollment Degrees Awarded
2017-2018 313
2016-2017 286 52
2015-2016 292 70
2014-2015 279 72
2013-2014 273 74
2012-2013 304 67
2011-2012 300 79
2010-2011 287 70