Civil and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Objectives of the Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering program is designed to prepare students for continuous learning and successful careers in industry, government, academia, and consulting.

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering are expected to:

  1. Contribute to the field of Civil Engineering as professionals engaged in problem-solving, design, and discovery through the responsible and ethical application and development of technology.
     
  2. Further develop leadership skills by accepting increasing levels of responsibility in engineering practice, communicating in professional and civic forums, and progressing toward professional licensure.
     
  3. Continue to develop both professionally and personally through graduate study, participation in professional societies, continuing education, and service to the community.

Objectives of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering program is designed to prepare students for continued learning and successful careers in industry, government, academia, and consulting.

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Engineering are expected to:

  1. Contribute to the field of Environmental Engineering as professionals engaged in problem-solving, design, and discovery through the responsible and ethical application and development of technology.
     
  2. Further develop leadership skills by accepting increasing levels of responsibility in engineering practice, communicating in professional and civic forums, and progressing toward professional licensure.
     
  3. Continue to develop both professionally and personally through graduate study, participation in professional societies, continuing education, and service to the community.

The Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering degree programs at Rensselaer are each independently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Outcomes of the Undergraduate Curriculum

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

  • 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 factors

  • 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 together 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.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Civil Engineering

    Enrollments Degrees Awarded
Year   1 2 3 4 UG Total Grad Total Bachelors Masters Doctorates
13/14 FT 32 53 71 62 218 31 54 17 7
PT         3  
14/15 FT 25 44 59 78 206 26 60 23 6
PT         2  
15/16 FT 40 30 48 79 197 26 53 21 6
PT         2  
16/17 FT 39 42 39 72 192 21 62 27 3
PT         0  
17/18 FT 50 50 58 43 201        
PT            

FT = full time, PT = part time

Environmental Engineering

    Enrollments Degrees Awarded
Year   1 2 3 4 UG Total Grad Total Bachelors Masters Doctorates
13/14 FT 20 13 9 19 61 5 16 6 0
PT         1  
14/15 FT 17 19 16 14 66 5 7 4 1
PT         0  
15/16 FT 17 12 17 23 69 4 22 6 0
PT         0  
16/17 FT 17 15 15 18 65 4 16 5 1
PT         0  
17/18 FT 29 14 15 15 73        
PT            

FT = full time, PT = part time