Construction Engineering Bachelor’s degree becomes first ABET-accredited program of its kind in Utah

PCoE recently underwent the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s 18-month accreditation process.

With the site visit taking place in Fall of 2021, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering received official word in September 2022 that its Bachelor’s degree  in Construction Engineering earned accreditation status, making it the first Construction program in Utah with ABET’s seal of approval.

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision and safety are of the utmost importance.

While most colleges include Construction Engineering under the Civil and Environmental umbrella, CvEEN puts a more focused effort in training these essential engineers in the rapidly growing field.

Construction Engineering at the University of Utah is a hybrid program that prepares students to enter this exciting field. Students take courses in both civil engineering fundamentals—such as structural principles, site analysis, foundations, computer-assisted design, evaluation and testing, and materials—and instruction in construction courses, such as those related to contracting, project management, and laws and regulations.

CvEEN is proud to house the only ABET-accredited Construction Engineering program in the state.