Civil Engineering

Program Mission

The basic mission of the B.S. in Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program is to provide the fundamental knowledge, when supplemented by professional experience that will equip students with the technical and interpersonal skills required to conceive, plan, design, implement, operate and maintain the systems needed to support the physical infrastructure of the public.

Educational Objectives

In order to achieve the program educational objectives, the graduates of the civil engineering program shall:

  • Objective 1 – be active in practice, research, education, or management in their engineering and professional careers;

  • Objective 2 - display technical proficiency, innovation, analytical and problem-solving skills in the execution of their work;

  • Objective 3 - have the skills necessary to be an accomplished and technologically-advanced communicator;

  • Objective 4 – be cognizant and appreciative of the need for professional licensure and life-long learning; and

  • Objective 5 – be engaged as an active member in their profession, community or other organizations that benefit society. 

Student Outcomes

The desired outcomes of the B.S. Civil Engineering program are the ABET a-k criteria: 

  • Outcome a – an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

  • Outcome b – an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

  • Outcome 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

  • Outcome d – an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

  • Outcome e – an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  • Outcome f – an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  • Outcome g – an ability to communicate effectively

  • Outcome h – the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Outcome i – a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

  • Outcome j – a knowledge of contemporary issues

  • Outcome k– an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Annual Undergraduate CE Enrollment and Graduation Data

  Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017
Fall Enrollment 375 379 389 373 356 367 416 439


CE Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

  2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Degrees Awarded 76 69 93 102 92 71 103 115

An ABET Accredited Program

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.