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Undergrad & Graduate Program Mission & Objectives
The mission of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering is to deliver undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare Civil and Coastal engineers for successful careers in an increasingly global and interdisciplinary world, and to perform research that results in leading scientific contributions that have a direct impact on our ability to renew, secure, and broaden the capabilities of our nation's infrastructure, environment and homeland security.
Civil Engineering B. S. Program - Educational Objectives
The UF Civil Engineering Program will prepare graduates to:
CCE Graduate - Educational Objectives
The graduate Civil and Coastal Engineering Programs will produce graduates who:
Civil Engineering B. S. Program - Student Outcomes
Graduates of the University of Florida B.S. program in Civil Engineering will attain the following Student Outcomes:
Program graduates will continue to learn, develop and apply their knowledge and skills to identify, prevent, and solve environmental problems. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
Program graduates will have careers that benefit society as a result of their educational experiences in science, analysis and design, as well as in their social and cultural studies. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
Program graduates will communicate and work effectively in all work settings including those that are multidisciplinary. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
In addition to the requirements imposed by the engineering accrediting body (ABET), all students in the State of Florida must be given an opportunity to achieve the program's self identified Academic Learning Compact.
Read more about the Academic Learning Compact.
Student Learning Outcome #1
Application of knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to environmental engineering problems.
Evaluated in EES 4201 Water Chemistry
Example Test Question:
An industrial wastewater is to be discharged to a stream with a pH of 7.5 and a total alkalinity of 125 mg/L as CaCO3. The wastewater contains 0.1 M sodium hydroxide, and the pH of the stream should not be permitted to exceed 9.0. Assuming ionic strength effects are negligible, calculate the maximum ratio of the volume of waste to volume of stream that is allowable under these conditions.
Mean score (100% max) = 89.2%
Range of scores = 13 to 100%
Student Learning Outcome #2Design and conduct environmental engineering experiments, analyzing and interpreting the data.
Student Learning Outcome #3
An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, scoial, political, ethical, health and safety, manugacturability, and sustainability.
Example Test Question from ENV4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment:
A conventional activated-sludge system treats 12,000 m3/d of wastewater with a BOD of 200 mg/L in an aeration tank with a volume of 3,500 m3. The operating conditions are an effluent suspend solids concentration of 20 mg/L, an MLSS concentration maintained in the aeration tank of 1,800 mg/L, and an activated-sludge wasting rate of 150 m3/d containing 7,500 mg/L SS. From this data, calculate the aeration period, volumetric BOD loading, F/M loading, and sludge age.
Mean score (100% max) = 86.8%
Range of scores = 50 to 100%
Student Learning Outcome #4
Communicate technical data and design information effectively in writing and in speech to project stakeholders.
Capstone courses (Potable Water Systems Design and Wastewater Systems Design) and ENV4121 project reports were rated as excellent in written communication. Design competition in ENV4532 requires oral communication, and the design teams won both state and national design competitions, thereby demonstrating their oral communication competence.
Mean report grades = A
Range of grades = B+ to A
Students graduating with a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering should have: