Civil Engineering is a profession that applies the basic principles of science in conjunction with mathematical and computational tools to solve problems associated with developing and sustaining civilized life on our planet. Civil Engineering works are generally one-of-a-kind projects; they are often grand in scale; and they usually require cooperation among professionals of many different disciplines. The completion of a civil engineering project involves the solution of technical problems in which information from numerous sources and myriad non-technical factors play a significant role. Some of the most common examples of civil engineering works include bridges, buildings, dams, airports and hangars, ports and harbors, highways and railways, tunnels, river and shore improvements, lighthouses, drydocks, irrigations, flood protection, drainage, water supply, and towers. Enumeration of any work in this section shall not be construed as excluding any other work requiring civil engineering knowledge and application.
Civil Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines both in terms of the range of problems that fall within its purview and in the range of knowledge required to solve those problems.
The BSCE program of HAU can be completed in four years, covering four years of academic training and one summer of practical training. The BSCE curriculum at HAU was designed with the objective of producing civil engineers who have sufficient background in general education courses, mathematics, physical and natural sciences, basic engineering sciences, and general civil engineering. Moreover, the present curriculum introduces specializations in the undergraduate program by requiring the students to take specialization courses from one of the following fields:
Brief History of the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering was established on August 13, 1968. This is the first major program under the College of Engineering. The CE program was given Government Recognition immediately after graduating the first batch of Civil Engineering graduates who achieved 100% passing in the Civil Engineering Board Examinations. This initial success of the CE Program gave the college confidence that led to the offering of other engineering degree programs including Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering and Industrial Engineering.
The department continues to strengthen its program with Government Recognition. To date, the program received Level 2 reaccredited status from May 2020 until May 2025 from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). In all its years of existence, the CE department realizes the importance of its role in present times of making civil engineering education relevant as it continually supports national development efforts.
Program Achievement and Accreditation
The Civil Engineering program received Level 2 reaccredited status from May 2020 until May 2025 from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) elevated HAU to autonomous status starting in 2003, a recognition which the University continues to hold to the present. A number of HAU academic programs are internationally-certified.
HAU has been awarded International Organization for Standardization certification in 2019, and re-accreditation in 2020, for its quality management system encompassing both academic programs and support services in basic and higher education. The University is also one of a handful of higher educational institutions in the country to receive the Philippine Quality Award.
Integrated Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) in Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Within a few years after graduation, the graduates of BS Civil Engineering program should have:
Relationship of the Program Educational Objectives to the Mission of the School of Engineering & Architecture:
|Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):||Mission|
|Within a few years after graduation, the graduates of the Civil Engineering program should have:||The School shall provide accessible quality engineering and architecture education leading to highly competent professionals.||The School shall continually contribute to the advancement of knowledge and technology through research activities.||The School shall support countryside development through environmental preservation and community involvement.|
1. Demonstrated professional competence, including design and problem solving skills as evidenced by:
2. Shown a commitment to life-long learning and receptiveness to new ideas and knowledge through scientific research as evidenced by:
3. Exhibited success in their chosen profession evidenced by:
4. Manifested faithful stewardship evidenced by:
Relationship of the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes to the Program Educational Objectives:
|PEO 1||PEO 2||PEO 3||PEO 4|
|ISLO1: Show effective communication|
|ISLO2: Demonstrate appropriate value and sound ethical reasoning|
|ISLO3: Apply critical and creative thinking|
|ISLO4: Utilize civic and global learning|
|ISLO5: Use applied and collaborative learning|
|ISLO6: Employ aesthetic engagement|
|ISLO7: Show Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy|
BS Civil Engineering Program Outcomes (POs)
By the time of graduation, the students of the BSECE program shall have the ability to:
The scope of the practice of Civil Engineering is defined in the Civil Engineering Law of 1950 or R.A. 544 and embrace services in the form of consultation, design, preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, erection, installation and supervision of the construction of streets, bridges, highways, railroads, airports and hangars, port works, canals, river and shore improvements, lighthouses, and dry docks; buildings, fixed structures for irrigation, flood protection, drainage, water supply and sewerage works; demolition of permanent structures; and tunnels.