A Possible Civil Engineering Bok2 Curriculum

Debra Larson, Joshua Hewes
2010 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
The second edition of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21 st Century (BOK2) is a comprehensive, coordinated list of 24 outcomes which define the knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected of the future civil engineer. The BOK2 outcomes use Bloom's Taxonomy for cognitive development to help define the levels of achievement (LOA) expected to be achieved prior to entry into the professional practice of civil engineering, as well as the levels of achievement for each outcome relative
more » ... h outcome relative to each stage in the engineer's development, from the baccalaureate degree program, to post-baccalaureate formal education, to pre-licensure working experience. Page 15.73.2 semester abroad agenda strained Northern Arizona University's BOK2 curriculum redesign efforts. Without relaxation of the requirements that liberal studies courses must come from outside the major requirements and that creation of new courses is to be minimized, four of the "challenging" BOK2 outcomes are not achievable at the prescribed LOA. Furthermore, concerns were developed about the BOK2 curriculum's impact on students' future success with the FE if this exam is not aligned to the BOK2. NAU's engineering programs are located in the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences which contains ten academic units that support two PhD programs (Biology and Forestry) and thirteen masters programs with many sub-programs. The college employs 205 tenure/tenure-track faculty and, in fiscal year 2009, secured a
doi:10.18260/1-2--15820 fatcat:dgs3c5g6i5dmxler7enfmjbuqu