At Purdue University Northwest, civil engineering is a four-year program of full-time study leading to a degree of Loading…. The course of study is preparation for a career in a constantly changing field and provides a basis for lifelong learning.
Why Civil Engineering at Purdue University Northwest?
- Engineering classes are small and are taught by faculty members dedicated to teaching or adjunct faculty who have many years of experience.
- Most faculty members also engage in research, consulting, or other professional activities, and participate in professional engineering societies.
- The laboratory facilities provide a mechanism for students to gain hands-on experience that will aid their understanding of the engineering and scientific theories taught in the lectures.
- Courses are provided both days and evenings on a publicized schedule to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time students.
- Incoming students are assigned to an advisor familiar with the problems and special needs of new students. After choosing a major the student receives an experienced engineering faculty advisor.
- The program prepares graduates for life and for the engineering profession.
- A capstone, one-year project for all seniors provides the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams to pursue an engineering idea from conception to design, fabrication, and testing. The senior projects provide a transition from university study to the real world of engineering work.
- Cooperative Education and Professional Experience Programs are available. Both provide students the opportunity to work in the engineering profession while obtaining their degree, and to earn money to pay for their education. The work experience makes the education more meaningful, and makes the students more attractive to employers when they graduate.
The Civil Engineering curriculum provides a broad education in the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. Students may pursue a general program or may choose a specialization in areas such as construction engineering, structural engineering, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering.
The program’s educational objectives are to provide each graduate with:
- Engineering Competence – Graduates are competent and engaged professionals in their field
- Continuous Learning – Graduates continue developing professionally
- Professional Skills – Graduates demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills and are contributors in their profession
- Societal Awareness – Graduates recognize the societal, ethical, and global impacts of their work
The flexibility of the engineering program allows students interested in other engineering disciplines not offered at Purdue University Northwest, such as aerospace, chemical, etc., to complete one to two years of study for transfer to another university. The Interdisciplinary Engineering Option allows student to design their own programs to meet their career needs; it provides excellent preparation for a career in law or medicine.