Goals & Objectives of the BSCE Program

Mission of the School

The mission of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, in recognition of Purdue University’s role as the Indiana land grant institution, is to excel in the sciences and arts of the fields of Civil Engineering through education, scholarship, research and service. (Reaffirmed October 2018)

Goals of the School

The goals of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering are to:

  • Provide an educational experience of highest quality to our undergraduate and graduate students through a program of study that accommodates the individual's interests and career goals
  • Provide a solid foundation for those students who wish to pursue graduate studies
  • Maintain national and international leadership in advancing engineering knowledge through research and scholarship
  • Serve the engineering profession, industry, and University, the State, and society with valuable leadership, participation, and knowledge.
  • Provide graduates with the opportunity to join the family of Purdue CE alumni who are playing leading roles in the practice of civil engineering worldwide

BSCE Program Objectives

(last reaffirmed by faculty vote on April 23, 2020)

The objective of the Lyles School of Civil Engineering is to prepare graduates to successfully pursue their professional career objectives in a civil engineering-related field. The School considers this objective to be realized if a majority of graduates:

  1. Are employed in a civil engineering or closely related profession or are pursuing an advanced degree.
  2. Would agree with the statement that the knowledge, work skills, and personal qualities developed during their education in the School have appropriately prepared them for their career.

Undergraduate Student Program Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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 factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700, www.abet.org.