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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Accreditation

Statement of Accreditation

Our program leading to the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are defined by ABET as broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. Within a few years of graduation, civil engineering program graduates will achieve the following:

1. Be successfully employed in civil engineering or related industries, in academia, or in government; or

2. Be engaged in the pursuit of an advanced degree in engineering or other disciplines.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. A set of 11 suggested outcomes are provided by ABET and these have been adopted by the program faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. These outcomes are as follows:

Graduates of the Civil Engineering program will demonstrate:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as design criteria, applicable codes and regulations, and economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability considerations.
d) an ability to function within teams, including multi-disciplinary efforts.
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) an ability to communicate effectively.
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
j) knowledge of contemporary issues.
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary of engineering practice.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates

The official enrollment is determined each Fall on the 22nd day of class. This date has not yet occurred but as of September 1, 2016, 83 undergraduate students were enrolled in the civil engineering program.

The School of Engineering conferred 26 Bachelor of Engineering degrees in civil engineering in May 2016. Statistics concerning graduation rates and job placement are maintained by the School of Engineering and can be viewed at:

Class of 2015 Placement Summary