Mission and Objectives

The Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/


To provide excellent engineering education that produces: talented and creative engineers; research that advances the state of knowledge in the CEE profession; and expertise that serves the public.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:

  • Be productive and contributing members of the CEE profession as practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers, or teachers and be engaged in learning, understanding, and applying new ideas as the field develops;
  • Pursue advanced studies if qualified and interested;
  • Promote the safety, health, and welfare of the public and environment through professional practice and civic leadership.

CEE has adopted ABET's a-k Student Outcomes:

(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.

There are 264 undergraduate engineering students majoring in Civil Engineering (Fall 2013).  Approximately 87% of Civil Engineering majors return for the 2nd year.  The most recent 6-year graduation rate for first year students who completed their degree with a major in Civil Engineering is 71%.  The 6-year graduation rate for first year Civil Engineering majors, regardless of final major, is 83%.  Note that the graduation rates track only students who come in and declare Civil Engineering in their first year. It does not track students that transfer into the program at a later time.

Mission and PEO's reviewed, revised and updated Spring 2013. Final adoption on May 17, 2013.