Accreditation

Our civil engineering bachelor of science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. As an ABET-accredited program, we have defined program educational objectives (PEOs) and student outcomes. This website lists our PEOs and student outcomes, the assessment and evaluation of which are the foundation of our continuous improvement process.

Program Educational Objectives

Three-to-five years after graduation, our graduates:

  • Are able to perform the technical analyses, design tasks, and construction practices of civil engineers advancing toward or maintaining professional engineering licensure;
  • Can communicate technical information effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Can demonstrate leadership skills, team building, and professional ethics;
  • Value lifelong learning and self-improvement as demonstrated through enrollment in graduate degree programs or other professional development;
  • Appreciate the importance of community involvement, connection, and social contribution.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe the characteristics of our students at the time of graduation. For each student outcome, the faculty have chosen performance indicators (what is expected from students), assessment measures (to measure the performance), and performance targets (the expected level of performance), which are available by expanding the appropriate section below. Assessment and evaluation of these student outcomes, orchestrated by the department's assessment coordinator, follows a three-year cycle.