Student Outcomes: Civil Engineering

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Villanova University will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply selected principles from basic and applied sciences to solve common engineering problems.
  2. Explain and apply principles and practices from five civil engineering disciplines (environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, or water resources engineering) to solve common civil engineering problems, and, in addition, be able to analyze and design solutions for increasingly complex problems in at least three of those five civil engineering disciplines.
  3. Demonstrate relevant skills associated with contemporary civil engineering practice including written and oral communication, technical proficiency, appropriate engineering laboratory techniques, and teamwork.
  4. Explain by way of several examples the societal context of civil engineering practice including the importance of civil engineering works to society and contemporary issues from at least three civil engineering disciplines.
  5. Explain basic concepts in management, business, and public policy.
  6. Explain the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineering practice including the significance of licensure and the need for life-long learning.
  7. Demonstrate an interest in liberal arts and the Judaeo-Christian humanistic tradition.

Class of 2019 Student Handbook


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Department Mission Statement:

Villanova University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides students with a high quality, contemporary, broad-based, personalized civil engineering education within a Judeo-Christian, humanistic context. We prepare our students for professional practice, graduate study, and life-long learning.

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Department Chair

Shawn Gross, PhD

Office Assistant:  Linda DeAngelis