Civil Engineering

Academic quality

The B.S. Civil Engineering Program is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The BSCE Objectives were chosen to be consistent with the missions of the College and the University, to reflect the BSCE program's need to provide proficiency in the recognized major areas of Civil Engineering, and to provide our graduates with the skills necessary for professional practice and growth.

The objectives make up the mission statement of the CEE department and drive all the efforts of the BSCE program. The objectives tell the world what the BSCE program is trying to accomplish. Many of the objectives are far reaching. The only way to determine if the objectives are being met is to study the long-term performance of our graduates after they leave the BSCE program.

The Program Educational Objectives of the B.S. Civil Engineering Program are:

  • Graduates earnestly pursue professional careers in civil engineering and related fields.
  • Graduates innovatively meet engineering challenges, including those of cold climates and remote locations, working independently and in teams.
  • Graduates actively serve the professional community, pursue licensure and lifelong learning, and demonstrate high ethical standards.

The Student Outcomes of the B.S. Civil Engineering Program are:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to 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
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • knowledge of northern issues

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Geological Engineering

Mission of the B.S. Geological Engineering Program

The mission of the geological engineering program is to advance and disseminate knowledge related to mineral and energy exploration, evaluation, development and production; engineering site selection, construction and construction material production; and groundwater and geo-environmental engineering including geologic hazards assessment, through creative teaching, research and public service with an emphasis on Alaska, the North and its diverse peoples.

Educational Objectives of the B.S. Geological Engineering Program

To graduate competent engineers who will be:

  • Graduates will be employed in one of the following professional areas: mineral and energy exploration and development; geotechnical engineering; groundwater engineering; or geo-environmental engineering.
  • Graduates will possess technical knowledge required to meet the unique challenges of geological engineering problems germane to cold regions, especially Alaska.
  • Graduates will pursue life-long learning through continuing education opportunities, professional registration/certification, and/or graduate studies.

The Student Outcomes of the B.S. Geological Engineering Program are:

  • 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 multi-disciplinary 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 lifelong learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • a knowledge of engineering applications as related to geological resources and geohazards in Alaska and an ability to practice engineering in Arctic-related projects

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