Forest Engineering – Civil Engineering Learning Outcomes

Throughout your studies in Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering, you will be prepared to meet the challenges of professional practice by achievement of a series of program outcomes. These describe the attributes that a graduate must possess in order to be successful as a professional.

This dual degree has the same accreditation status as the Forest Engineering program with an option for students to take an additional year of Civil Engineering coursework.

The Program Educational Objectives for the undergraduate Forest Engineering degree program are:

  • Application of Engineering in Forestry: Practiced engineering applications within a forestry context.
  • Operational application of silviculture: Developed engineered forest operations that achieve silvicultural objectives.
  • Protect soil and water resources: Designed forest operations that appropriately protect the physical and biological aspects of soil and water resources.
  • Apply land and resource measurements: Incorporated surveying and measurement of land and forest resources so that the engineering tasks associated with Forest Land Management and, specifically, the design of appropriate Forest Operations, were effectively completed.
  • Design transportation infrastructure: Applied analysis and design principles for the physical and system aspects of the Forest Transportation infrastructure to design and manage safe forest transportation systems in a way that meets the needs of forest land management and minimizes adverse environmental impact.
  • Plan and manage economical and safe forest operations: Fulfilled analysis and design principles to plan and manage safe, economic, and environmentally sound forest operations.
  • Develop forest management plans using principles considering economics, valuation and environmental considerations: Implemented principles and techniques for forest land management and operational planning in an environmental and economic context to effectively develop successful forest operation plans.
  • Demonstrate leadership, communication and inclusiveness: Work, collaborate and communicate inclusively and effectively with constituents from diverse backgrounds and interests.

The Program Educational Objectives for the undergraduate Civil Engineering degree program are:

  • Assembled, analyzed and synthesized/evaluated information to solve engineering problems and perform modern civil engineering design by applying mathematics, engineering sciences and fundamentals of civil engineering.
  • Participated in modern professional practice or a graduate program in a specialty area of civil engineering, demonstrating effective communication, collaborative work and leadership in diverse teams, ethical decision-making, successful management of personal and professional career objectives, and continual development through lifelong learning and professional involvement.
  • Recognized the importance of professional licensure and have achieved or prepared to achieve this significant accomplishment. In this endeavor, consideration of the public health, welfare and safety is seen as the paramount priority.
  • Applied an understanding of public policy and contemporary societal issues with sensitivity to the challenge of meeting social, environmental, and economic constraints within a global community.

As a graduate of the Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering Program, you will have:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline. (FE/CE)
  2. An ability to 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. (FE/CE)
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (FE/CE)
  4. An ability to 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. (FE/CE)
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. (FE/CE)
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. (FE/CE)
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (FE/CE)
  8. Operational understanding of forest ecology and silviculture. (FE)
  9. Understanding of soil and water resources. (FE)
  10. Ability to make land and resource measurements. (FE)
  11. Ability to design the transportation infrastructure. (FE)
  12. Ability to plan and manage economic and safe forest operations. (FE)
  13. Understanding of economics and valuation. (FE)