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Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Civil Engineering


The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to prepare students for successful professional practice in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, or further graduate study and research at nationally recognized graduate schools. To support this mission, the focus of the curriculum is a state-of-the-art science and engineering education that is relevant to the needs of society and industry. Civil and Environmental Engineering is a people-serving profession, therefore, students are prepared to become lifelong learners who will serve society.

Requirements of the Major

Degree Pathways

CEE ABET Objectives

  • Objective 1: Graduates, who wish to pursue professional employment, will obtain a position in Civil Engineering or related engineering field, and will be successful in that position.
  • Objective 2: Graduates will pursue lifelong learning, professional development, and registration as appropriate for their employers.
  • Objective 3: Graduates will engage in service activities related to their profession.

Learning Outcomes

The current ABET Criterion 3 a-k Outcomes for CEE are as follows:

(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 economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(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) a knowledge of contemporary issues;
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.