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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Educational Objectives

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The program educational objectives are fully compatible with the mission of Minnesota State University, Mankato and the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Program objectives are monitored by the constituencies (civil engineering profession through the program's Industrial Advisory Board, employers, alumni, and students of the program).

Within 3-6 years of graduation, graduates of the civil engineering program at Minnesota State University, Mankato are expected to contribute to the profession and to society as a whole by achieving a combination of the following milestones.
    1. Based on their strong technical foundation in civil engineering, they have advanced professionally to increased levels of responsibility, have successfully transitioned into business or management, or have successfully completed an advanced degree.
    2. They have become a registered professional engineer.
    3. They have demonstrated an ability to communicate technical information through technical reports and/or proposals, development of plans and specifications, presentations to the public, published papers and articles, and/or conference presentations.
    4. They have participated in continuing education or pursued additional industry certification.
    5. They have participated in, or served as an officer of a local, regional, or national professional engineering society, standards committee, or state/local board.

Other important features of an education in civil engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato include:

    • Senior students work together as a design team in a full academic year course incorporating multiple civil engineering disciplines in a comprehensive design project.
    • Students work closely with engineers from design firms and government agencies, and with faculty and students from other engineering course in the senior design project.
    • Students take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in their senior year - the first step towards professional registration.
    • The flexible curriculum allows the students to have either a diverse or focused civil engineering study.
    • The faculty maintains ties to industry, thereby keeping current with new technologies, design methodologies, and the world of civil engineering practice - a valuable resource for students.