The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Civil Engineering program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Civil Engineering program graduates will:
- Be productive in the civil engineering profession and/or other professional fields;
- Uphold the code of ethics of the profession and be cognizant of social equity and sustainability issues
- Further develop their professional and/or technical qualifications through activities such as, but not limited to, graduate studies, continuing education, licensing and/or certifications;
- Be involved with professional organizations in civil engineering and/or other related fields
- Exhibit leadership in civil engineering and/or other related fields
To accomplish these program educational objectives, analysis and design courses in the fields of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, and water resources engineering are offered in addition to preparatory courses in oral and written communications, mathematics, sciences, and basic mechanics. A broad base of theory and design is provided along with discussion of current issues and practices of the profession. Through class assignments, students will become proficient in the use of computers and pertinent software, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, and geographical information system (GIS) programs. Integrated with these courses is the University core curriculum.
Graduates of the LMU Civil Engineering Program will have:
- 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 concerns.
- 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 come together to 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.