Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Civil engineering is concerned with constructed facilities, including structures, foundations, environmental and transportation systems, waterways, ports, irrigation, drainage, and water supply and treatment. The civil engineers’ vital role is to plan, design and supervise the construction of these facilities.
Civil engineering is one of the most publicly-visible technical fields. It shares the distinction, with military engineering, of being the earliest of the engineering discipline. Other branches of engineering emerged as technical knowledge became more specialized. Civil engineering not only retains a strong relationship with the other branches, but continues to generate new areas of technology.
The basic theories of structural analysis, which are the concern of civil engineers, are expressed in every machine and aircraft, and in buildings and other constructed facilities. The study of mechanics is basic to the field of civil engineering. A thorough foundation in science and mathematics is necessary for the application of basic scientific principles to the design of structures and fluid systems. Computer methods are integrated throughout the civil engineering elective offerings.
Graduates of the Stevens program meet the demands for responsible positions in various sub-disciplines of civil engineering and contribute to the advancement of the civil engineering practice. Prospective employers include industrial firms, consulting engineering firms and construction contractors, as well as various government agencies.
Our undergraduate offerings include subjects basic to all civil engineering, and the program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Mission and Objectives
The Mission of the Civil Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology is to educate a new generation of Civil Engineers who will be leaders in the profession. The educational program emphasizes professional practice, entrepreneurship, leadership, life-long learning and civic contribution.
The students program of study combines a broad based core-engineering curriculum, a substantial experience in the Humanities and in Business and Engineering Management, with specialization in Civil Engineering. Within the sequence of Civil Engineering courses, the students have the flexibility to concentrate in Structures, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Construction Management or Environmental Engineering.
The objectives of the civil engineering program are provided in terms of our expectations for our graduates. Within several years of graduation, they will:
- Have established a distinctive record of professional achievements within the profession and will have become a licensed Professional Engineer.
- Be thoroughly aware and knowledgeable in dealing with environmental, social, ethical and economic impacts of their projects.
- Have augmented their knowledge through Professional and Cultural Continuing Education.
- Be active in leadership roles within their professional and technical societies.
- Be innovative and creative in conceiving, designing and constructing of a broad range of projects.
- Continue to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in all their activities.
- Actively support and advance the educational programs at Stevens Institute of Technology.