Civil engineering is a discipline that deals with the design,
construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built
environment. It includes works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams
and buildings. It is one of the oldest engineering disciplines. It
is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including
environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural
engineering, and, transportation engineering.
For a list of required courses see Civil
Engineering program at a glance.
Civil engineering program-educational objectives
Our graduates will:
- Be successful as practicing civil engineering professionals in
diverse career paths or in graduate school.
- Distinguish themselves in breath of perspective and the ability
to solve complex problems.
- Be effective communicators and team members, with many assuming
- Be active in their profession and participate in continuing
education opportunities to foster personal and organizational
- Demonstrate a concern for justice, ethical behavior, and societal
improvement consistent with the Benedictine tradition, through
participation in professional and civic organizations.
Program outcomes are defined by ABET/EAC as the composite of
knowledge and skill that a newly graduated civil engineer has in
hand when awarded the bachelors of science degree. Our curriculum
has been designed to equip all Saint Martin’s University civil
engineering student graduates with the following attributes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve
civil engineering problems.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments in laboratory
settings to verify, to analyze, to evaluate, and to interpret data
in civil engineering theory and practice.
- An ability to design systems, sub-systems, components and
processes in the geotechnical, structural, transportation and water
resources options of the civil engineering curriculum.
- Be able to contribute to and function on a multi-disciplinary
team by assuming different roles in concurrent design setting.
- Be able to problem solve by identifying and formulating civil
- Have a clear understanding of their professional and ethical
responsibilities as civil engineers.
- An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing,
including graphically, to a general audience and a technically
- Understand clearly their roles and the impact of their
designs/solutions on society both locally and globally.
- Have a definite plan for lifelong learning, professional and
- Be cognizant of contemporary civil engineering issues and be able
to discuss these freely and understandingly.
- An ability to use modern engineering tools in order to formulate
and solve engineering problems.