Communities of the Future Depend on Civil Engineers

June 13, 2019
ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography

Civil engineers are entrusted with protecting the public health, safety and welfare – a tremendous responsibility that requires unique knowledge, skills and attitudes in a continuously changing profession and world. Communities of the future will depend on creative and innovative thinkers to engineer the best solutions.

To aid students, early-career civil engineers, educators and mentors to succeed in their roles, ASCE has published its third edition of the “Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge” (CEBOK). “CEBOK3” is the foundational document that defines the technical and professional learning outcomes necessary to enter civil engineering professional practice. The newly released document, prepared by the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee, describes how formal education, the mentored experience and self-development lead to becoming an effective civil engineer.

Presented at the 2019 Education Summit, the “CEBOK3” can be accessed through the ASCE Library. Practitioners should be on the lookout for a session at the ASCE 2019 Convention in October that will highlight key aspects of the “CEBOK3,” including mentoring and self-development.

The Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge helps guide the Society as we seek to provide members – from students to life members – with the education, training and resources they need to be successful and engineer a better tomorrow.

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