ABET Accreditation

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

Civil Engineering Accreditation Click to expand

Civil Engineering Program Objectives

Graduates of the Civil Engineering program will be able to:

  1. Identify, analyze, formulate, and design solutions to Civil Engineering problems, both independently and in a team environment;
  2. Apply considerations of technical, legal, regulatory, social, environmental, and economic factors towards managing multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects;
  3. Communicate effectively in both technical and non-technical settings with co-workers, professional clients, and the public; and
  4. Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership, including participation in continuing education courses, workshops, and/or graduate study, and the pursuit of licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Civil Engineering Student Outcomes

The civil engineering program outcomes are consistent with the eleven ABET Criterion 3 outcomes, a-k. Graduates of the undergraduate civil engineering program will have the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including probability and statistics), science and engineering principles, with emphasis on applications for civil engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data, and use standards in more than one major civil engineering area
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in at least four of the recognized major civil engineering areas
  6. An understanding of civil engineering professional practice topics, the importance of professional registration, and the principles of professional and ethical responsibility
  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, life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Outcomes a-k are very similar for all majors in the College of Engineering (COE). Outcomes a, b, c, e, and f have been modified and made more specific to reflect the requirements of the ABET Civil Engineering Program Criteria. Additionally, it is important to note that the outcomes listed in the General Catalog have been rearranged and some of the verb tenses changed in order to aid readability. The wording of the outcomes is the same, however. The program outcomes are given on the website at http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/accreditation.shtml, and are also listed on page 1 of section 2.8 of the 2012-2013 CSU General Catalog.

Civil Engineering Student Data

2012-13 Enrollment: 355
2012-13 BS Degrees Awarded: 75
2013-14 BS Enrollment:: 315
2013-14 BS Degrees Awarded: 72
2014-15 BS Enrollment: 318
2014-15 BS Degrees Awarded:67
2015-16 BS Enrollment:319
Environmental Engineering Accreditation Click to expand

Environmental Engineering Program Objectives

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be able to:

  1. Identify, analyze, formulate, and design solutions to environmental engineering problems, both independently and in a team environment;
  2. Apply considerations of technical, legal, regulatory, social, environmental, and economic factors towards managing multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects;
  3. Communicate effectively in both technical and non-technical settings with co-workers, professional clients, and the public; and
  4. Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership, including participation in continuing education courses, workshops, and/or graduate study, and the pursuit of licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Environmental Engineering Student Outcomes

The environmental engineering program outcomes are consistent with the thirteen ABET Criterion 3 outcomes, a-m. Graduates of the undergraduate environmental engineering program will have the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including probability and statistics), science and engineering principles, with emphasis on applications for environmental engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data, and use standards in more than one major civil and environmental engineering area
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in at least four of the recognized major civil and environmental engineering areas
  6. An understanding of environmental engineering professional practice topics, the importance of professional registration, and the principles of professional and ethical responsibility
  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, life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. An introductory-level knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems, and associated environmental health impacts
  13. An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering

While outcomes a-k are very similar for all majors in the College of Engineering (COE), outcomes l and m are unique to environmental engineering. Outcomes a, b, c, e, and f have been modified and made more specific to reflect the requirements of the ABET Environmental Engineering Program Criteria. Additionally, it is important to note that the outcomes listed in the General Catalog have been rearranged and some of the verb tenses changed in order to aid readability. The wording of the outcomes is the same, however. The program outcomes are given on the website at http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/accreditation.shtml, and are also listed for the whole college on page 1 of section 2.8 of the 2012-2013 CSU General Catalog.

Environmental Engineering Student Data

2012-13 Enrollment: 130
2012-13 BS Degrees Awarded: 16
2013-14 BS Enrollment: 110
2013-14 BS Degrees Awarded: 12
2014-15 BS Enrollment: 120
2014-15 BS Degrees:22
2015-16 BS Enrollment:132