Civil Engineering

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The Pitt-Johnstown Civil Engineering (CE) program, which began in Fall 2015, provides a broad introduction to areas of civil engineering practice including construction materials and management, geotechnical, transportation, environmental and structural engineering along with design of infrastructure. An exciting extension is site development at the industrial and residential level.

Graduates will also acknowledge the need for personal and professional adaptability and will be prepared to pursue professional licensure, graduate study and professional growth during their careers.

The Engineering Division provides co-op opportunities using the Cooperative Education Program in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Representatives from the Co-op Program in Pittsburgh visit the Johnstown Campus twice a year. Sophomores and juniors who are interested in the Co-op Program can obtain materials in the Engineering office.

Civil Engineering Enrolled Students/Graduates

Academic Year                    Enrolled Students                        Graduates
2018-2019                                    182                                           20
2017-2018                                    126                                            0
2016-2017                                     82                                             0
2015-2016                                     47                                             0

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

Pitt-Johnstown Civil Engineering graduates will demonstrate:

  • an ability to apply mathematics, natural sciences, and contemporary technology to civil engineering practice;

  • a breadth of knowledge in the core areas of civil engineering;

  • an ability to function within a team environment including the ability to communicate effectively and to implement principles of leadership and management;

  • professional responsibility and an appreciation of societal, ethical, environmental, economic, regulatory, and global issues relative to civil engineering projects; and,

  • acknowledge the need for personal and professional adaptability and will be prepared to pursue professional licensure, graduate study and professional growth during their careers.

Student Outcomes

Pitt-Johnstown Civil Engineering graduates will have developed the ability to:

  1. identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.