About the department

Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

The Department of Civil Engineering will try to develop an internationally prominent educational and research program to ensure sustainable prosperity and quality of life.

The department will also excel in undergraduate and graduate instruction, research in all sub-areas of civil engineering, and service to the public consistently. The Department will make significant contributions to the social development of the region and nation, through our leadership in engineering education.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering is to provide quality education to prepare nationally competitive undergraduate students for a successful career in civil engineering; to provide advanced skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art research and design in sub-areas of civil engineering for graduate students; and to provide service to the university, engineering profession, and the public. The objectives are:

1-To ensure that graduates will have a mastery of fundamental knowledge, problem-solving skills, engineering experimental abilities, and design capabilities necessary for entering civil engineering career and/or graduate school.

2-To produce graduates that have the knowledge and skills necessary for identifying and assessing design alternatives and the related social, economic, environmental, and public safety impacts.

3-To produce graduates who have verbal and written communication skills necessary for successful professional practice.

4-To prepare graduates to function effectively on teams.

5-To prepare graduates for professional licensure, leadership roles and life-long learning.