Educational Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The Program Goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department is to provide its students with a well-balanced, high quality education in four areas of Civil Engineering practice: environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering that will:
  • permit them to practice civil engineering at a professional level 
  • prepare them for graduate study 
  • promote life-long learning and continuing professional development 
  • provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop into active contributors to the economic and social vitality of the region 

To accomplish this Program Goal, the CEE Department’s Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are as follows: 

  • Graduates, who wish to pursue professional employment, will obtain a position in Civil Engineering or related engineering field, and will be successful in that position. 
  • Graduates will pursue lifelong learning, professional development, and registration as appropriate for their employers. 
  • Graduates will engage in service activities related to their profession. 

The student outcomes for the BSE degree in electrical or civil engineering at UMass Lowell are as follows: At graduation students should possess: 

  • 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 life-long learning 
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues 
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.