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Civil Engineering Department

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Learning Outcomes

We strive to create engineers with a solid understanding of technical courses that can be applied to a variety of fields.  Students are challenged to engineer solutions and solve problems using the knowledge gained in the classroom.  The University of Minnesota Duluth offers a program that provides students with the following upon graduation:

  • 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 lifelong learning;

  • a knowledge of contemporary issues

  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  • ability to apply mathematics through differential equations; probability and statistics; calculus-based physics; general chemistry; and geology

  • ability to apply knowledge in the following four recognized major civil engineering areas: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources engineering with a depth of focus in one or more of the four areas

  • ability to perform civil engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum culminating in a senior design experience

  • ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure

  • ability to apply knowledge of sustainability to civil engineering practice