Accreditation Information

Program Objectives:

Graduates of the Civil and Environmental undergraduate engineering programs will be able to do the following within the first few years after graduation:

  • Identify, analyze, formulate, and solve engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in a team environment;
  • Manage multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant legal, ethical, regulatory, social, environmental, and economic considerations using a broad systems perspective;
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, professional clients, and the public; and
  • Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning, professional development, and leadership.

Program Outcomes:

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

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 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
  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

Program Criteria:

Civil Engineering program criteria must demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry,
  • Proficiency in a minimum of four recognized major civil engineering areas,
  • The ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in more than one of the recognized major civil engineering areas,
  • The ability to perform civil engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum, and
  • An understanding of professional practice issues such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality-based selection processes, how the design professionals and the construction professions interact to construct a project, the importance of professional licensure and continuing education, and/or other professional practice issues.

Environmental Engineering program criteria must demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, an earth science, e.g. geology, meteorology, soil science, relevant to the program of study, a biological science, e.g. microbiology, aquatic biology, toxicology, relevant to the program of study, and fluid mechanics relevant to the programs of study,
  • Introductory level knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts,
  • An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health,
  • An ability to perform engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum,
  • Proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives,
  • An understanding of concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.