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The civil engineering program at Ohio Northern has been preparing students for professional careers in civil engineering since 1880. Each year, a talented and hard-working group of students choose our program to begin their career preparation in civil engineering. As a civil engineering major, you would join over 100 other students taking courses in our broad-based curriculum that covers the areas of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.
You could choose to participate in our optional co-op program, or add a concentration or minor to complement your BSCE degree. Our faculty are experienced practitioners who are committed first and foremost to providing the highest quality of undergraduate education. Our dedication to real faculty/student interaction, both inside and outside the classroom, is a feature of an ONU education that our alumni cite as a hallmark of our program.
We invite you to learn more about our program and to visit our beautiful residential campus and talk with us about how we can help you fulfill your career goals.
The mission of the civil engineering department is to provide an overall scholarly, collegial, and professional atmosphere of undergraduate education by which students are prepared for careers in civil engineering.
To accomplish the mission, the department will:
- Provide a program that prepares students for entry-level professional employment or advanced studies at the graduate level by offering a curriculum based on a strong background in fundamentals of engineering, science, and mathematics structured for breadth of coverage of civil engineering principles.
- Provide for areas of concentration, minors, and an opportunity for work experience through a cooperative education program.
- Provide for a student body of appropriate quality and size that is active in the university community.
- Provide a faculty who excel in undergraduate scholarship and who are active in their profession.
- Provide state-of-the-practice physical facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, and support areas.
- Provide for institutional commitment for support in the areas of administration, financial resources, and instituational facilities.
Program Educational Objectives
We expect the alumni of our civil engineering program to attain;
- Advancement to a professional position within civil engineering by virtue of their knowledge, skills, and attitude;
- Recognition for solving engineering problems and developing design solutions that consider aesthetics, safety, and sustainability;
- A reputation for conducting professional endeavors in a responsisble and ethical manner; and
- Professional development through a commitment to career-long learning.
By the time of graduation, students majoring in civil engineering will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to anlyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
The degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.