Civil Engineering

CE Mission

To train competent professionals, with entrepreneurship and leadership capabilities, in the development of projects related to infrastructure design, construction, supervision, and operation, as well as scientific research on areas belonging to Civil Engineering. To generate, adapt, and transfer knowledge related to CE. To perform technological innovation for society welfare. To provide criteria and sufficient knowledge, in order to propose feasible solutions, considering ethical, moral, social, economic, and environmental aspects.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Civil Engineering (CE) graduates from ESPOL, after 3 to 5 years of professional practice, will have:

a. Provided effective civil engineering solutions to society, considering technical, economical, ethical, and environmental issues.

b. Achieved recognition due to excellence in either design, construction, or infrastructure management. 

c.  Kept up-to-date with developments in the area of civil engineering throughout their careers by having undertaken continuous training or graduate studies.

d. Promoted employment or innovation by means of leading initiatives within their organizations.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

By the end of their studies at ESPOL, Civil Engineering (CE) graduates are expected to attain the following student outcomes (SOs). Graduates will have:

a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, and civil engineering.

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data related to civil engineering.

c) an ability to design systems, components or processes related to civil engineering to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, manufacturability and sustainability considerations.

d) An ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

e) An ability to identify, formulate and solve problems originating in different areas of civil engineering.

f) An understanding of ethical and professional responsibility.

g.1) An ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

g.2) An ability to communicate in English.

h) An ability to understand the impact of civil engineering solutions in a social, environmental, economic and global context.

i) A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.

k) An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for civil engineering practice.

l) A recognition of the need for entrepreneurship and the abilities to become an entrepreneur.

Profile for pre-professional internships (CE)

The following conditions enable CE students to conduct pre-professional internships:

a) Curriculum: When either level 300-2 or 38 subjects are approved. Thenceforth, the student has developed initial and intermediate competences, and abilities about certain CE program areas, such as Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials, or Surveying.

b) At the Level 500-1, the internships focus on every program area: Geotechnical, Transportation Engineering, Construction, Structural Engineering, Hydraulics, and Sanitary-Environmental.

c) Skills in handling computer aided design tools (CAD), and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

d) Ability to generate information, analysis and interpretation of results.

e) Abilities to work individually or as part of a multidisciplinary group.

f) Effective communication (written and oral). Preparation of technical reports, proposals, studies.

g) Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data