Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes
As the CEE Department moves into the 21st century, we will continue to build upon our role as an valued educator of civil engineers and environmental engineers in the State of New Jersey.
The Mission of the John A. Reif Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to:
- Educate a diverse student body to be employed in the engineering profession
- Encourage research and scholarship among our faculty and students
- Promote service to the engineering profession and society
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering also shares the four-pronged mission of New Jersey Institute of Technology: education, research, service and economic development.
Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
As the CEE Department moves into the 21st century, we will continue to build upon our role as an valued educator of civil engineers and environmental engineers in the State of New Jersey. Our main vision for the future is continuous quality improvement of students and faculty as NJIT advances in stature both regionally and nationally. Education of bachelor-level civil engineers remains a principal focus of the CEE Department, and to this end, we have established program educational objectives and student outcomes.
Program Educational Objectives
Our Program Educational Objectives are reflected in the achievements of our recent alumni:
- Engineering Practice: Alumni will successfully engage in the practice of civil engineering within industry, government, and private practice, working towards safe, practical, and sustainable solutions in a wide array of technical specialties including construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources.
- Professional Growth: Alumni will advance their technical and interpersonal skills through professional growth and development activities such as graduate study in engineering, research and development, professional registration and continuing education; some graduates will transition into other professional fields such as academia, business, and law through further education.
- Service: Alumni will perform service to society and the engineering profession through membership and participation in professional societies, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, charitable giving and other humanitarian endeavors.
Our Student Outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of their graduation:
- 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 conclusion
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies