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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 related 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 2020 (SO)

1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex civil engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics. 

2. An ability to apply civil 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. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in civil engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of civil engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.  

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.  

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use civil engineering judgement to draw conclusions.  

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

8. Formulate a value proposition that argues why those involved in a specific problem should adopt a proposed solution based on the advantage of the benefits over the disadvantages it presents.


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

Table of freshmen students in the Civil Engineering program.

Year Graduates
2014 26
2015 87
2016 60
2017 70
2018 89
2019 88

 List of undegraduate students since 2014.

Year Students 1T Students 1T Total Students
2014 78 40 118
2015 51 66 117
2016 51 53 104
2017 53 70 123
2018 95 30 125
2019 112 40 152


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.




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