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Program Outcomes

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Graduates of the Civil Engineering program at Portland State University will have the skills and abilities to prepare them to begin professional practice or to succeed in graduate studies.

Graduates will have:

(A) An ability to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis and design of civil engineering projects.
(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 participate in projects that cross disciplines and to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(E) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(F) An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of engineers in a broad societal context.
(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 continuing professional development and life-long learning.
(J) A knowledge of relevant contemporary issues
(K) An ability to use the modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.
(L) Have proficiency in the following civil engineering discipline areas: structural, geotechnical, environmental/water resources, and transportation.
(M) An awareness of the need for professional registration in career development.

B.S. in Environmental Engineering

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will have the skills and abilities to prepare them to begin professional practice or to succeed in graduate studies. Graduates will have:

(A) An ability to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis and design of environmental engineering projects.
(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 participate in projects that cross disciplines and to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(E) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(F) An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of engineers in a broad societal context.
(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 continuing professional development and life-long learning.
(J) A knowledge of relevant contemporary issues
(K) An ability to use the modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.
(L) An awareness of the need for professional registration in career development.