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Accreditation Information - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Overview

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc, http://www.abet.org. As required by ABET accreditation criteria, the Department has developed program educational objectives and student outcomes. The department's mission statement , program educational objectives and student outcomes can be found below. Program educational objectives are "broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation." Student outcome are "what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program."

Program educational objectives are periodically reviewed by the program's constituencies to ensure they remain consistent with the institutional mission, program's constituents' needs, and ABET criteria. The Department has also established a systematic process which assesses and evaluates the extent to which student outcomes are being attained. This process is systematically utilized as an input for the continuous improvement of the program.

Mission:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the mission of teaching the fundamentals of civil engineering science, analysis, design, and management to empower students to assume careers as professional engineers, to conduct basic and applied research, to improve the state of knowledge of civil engineering, to serve as a source of information and advice to the community on engineering matters, and to assist in the continuing education of professional engineers and other interested individuals. The department has a special mission to provide an opportunity for a civil engineering education for minorities and women.

Program Educational Objectives Student Outcomes
  1. Graduates will progress in successful professional careers in civil and environmental engineering or related fields, and/or enroll in studies at the graduate level;
  2. Graduates will apply engineering principles to address the needs of society, including sustainability; and practice effective management, communication, and leadership skills;
  3. Graduates will respond to the rapid pace of change in civil and environmental engineering by becoming professionally licensed, engaging in ongoing continuing education and participating in professional society activities; and
  4. Graduates will contribute to work force diversity as members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, science (including calculus-based physics, general chemistry, and one additional area of science), and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the resulting data
  3. An ability to design systems, components, or processes in more than one civil engineering context to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve civil engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership as well as the importance of professional licensure
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ABET Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data (As of 12/2016)

Year
Fall Semester Undergraduate
Student Enrollment
Previous Year
B.S. Degree Graduation Data
(Summer, Fall, Spring)
2016
424
96
2015
452
91
2014
469
83
2013
475*
112
* includes pre-engineering majors distributed proportionally to major enrollments