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 seven ABET Criterion 3 outcomes, 1-7.. Graduates of the undergraduate civil engineering program will have the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

Civil Engineering Program Criteria

Our curriculum must prepares graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science; apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty; analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering; conduct experiments in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data; design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts; include principles of sustainability in design; explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership; analyze issues in professional ethics; and explain the importance of professional licensure.

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
2015-16 BS Degrees Awarded 71
2016-17 BS Enrollment 391
2016-17 BS Degrees Awarded 85
2017-18 BS Enrollment 401
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 seven ABET Criterion 3 outcomes, 1-7.. Graduates of the undergraduate environmental engineering program will have the following:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

Environmental Engineering Program Criteria

Our curriculum prepares graduates to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry (including stoichiometry, equilibrium, and kinetics), an earth science, a biological science, and fluid mechanics. The curriculum must prepare graduates to formulate material and energy balances, and analyze the fate and transport of substances in and between air, water, and soil phases; conduct laboratory experiments, and analyze and interpret the resulting data in more than one major environmental engineering focus area, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health; design environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts; and apply advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives. The curriculum must prepare graduates to understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.

 

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
2015-16 BS Degrees Awarded 20
2016-17 BS Enrollment 178
2016-17 BS Degrees Awarded 26
2017-18 BS Enrollment 176