ABET Accreditation

ACCREDITATION BY THE ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF ABET (HTTP://WWW.ABET.ORG) ASSURES QUALITY

In the United States, accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process that assures the quality of the postsecondary education students receive. Educational institutions or programs volunteer to undergo this review periodically to determine if certain criteria are being met.

ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF ABET MISSION

ABET serves the public globally through the promotion and advancement of education in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET:

  • Accredits educational programs.
  • Promotes quality and innovation in education.
  • Consults and assists in the development and advancement of education worldwide.
  • Communicates and collaborates with its constituents and the public.
  • Anticipates and prepares for the changing educational environment and the future needs of its constituents.
  • Manages its operations and resources in an effective and fiscally responsible manner.

The Civil Engineering program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. We are committed to ensuring our students receive a stellar education. This means that we undergo periodic review and accreditation to guarantee that we meet quality standards set by the civil engineering professional leaders. The result is that we provide lasting benefits to students, employers, the university, industry, and society as a whole. It also means that we:

  • Have received international recognition for our quality programs;
  • Promote “best practices” in education;
  • Base our program on “learning outcomes” rather than “teaching outputs;”
  • Increase and enhance employment opportunities for our students compared to non-accredited programs.

Being accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET is voluntary, but we choose to go through this rigorous process to provide the best education possible to our students. The benefits are countless, but a few of them include peer-review, recognition of our commitment to quality, and insights from professional reviewers of how to improve our program even further.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes and enrollment data can be found at Objectives & Outcomes.

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Civil

The educational objectives of the program are that during the first few years after graduation:

  • CVEEN graduates will be engaged in the practice of civil or environmental engineering, or related field, or will be pursuing advanced knowledge through post-graduate study and research.
  • CVEEN graduates will be on the path towards licensure, when appropriate, and will be active in professional organizations, seeking opportunities for professional development and participating in the betterment of their profession.
  • CVEEN graduates will be ascending into leadership roles and be advocating for the betterment of society utilizing their accumulated education and experience solving complex societal issues.
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Career Level Enrollment Year 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Graduate Students Doctorate 7 10 8 9 3
Master 26 31 20 23 23
Undergraduate Bachelors 65 64 61 52 48
Full Time Career Level Enrollment Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Full Time Graduate Students Doctorate 39 34 39 49 48
Master 33 31 26 13 16
Not Full Time Graduate Students Doctorate 10 14 10 12 8
Master 21 16 21 24 18
Full Time Undergraduate 1st Year 21 19 26 37 31
2nd Year 20 24 23 28 44
3rd Year 34 37 28 32 32
4th Year 108 103 88 86 81
5th Year 10 4 5 4 4
Not Full Time Undergraduate 1st Year 4 0 0 0 0
2nd Year 6 4 4 2 3
3rd Year 12 11 9 9 8
4th Year 46 31 32 30 41
5th Year 5 5 2 2 1
Career Level Enrollment Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Graduate Students Doctorate 49 48 49 61 56
Master 54 47 47 37 34
Undergraduate 1st Year 25 19 26 37 31
2nd Year 26 28 27 30 47
3rd Year 46 48 37 41 40
4th Year 154 134 120 116 122
5th Year 15 9 7 6 5

Construction

  1. CVEEN Construction Engineering graduates will be engaged in the practice of construction engineering or a related field or will be pursuing advanced knowledge through post-graduate study.
  2. CVEEN Construction Engineering graduates will be entering professional practice and on a path towards professional licensure when appropriate. They will be collaborating on diverse project teams applying engineering, communication, and management skills and utilizing their accumulated education and experience to address complex societal issues for the community's broader good.
  3. CVEEN Construction Engineering graduates will be ascending into leadership roles by advocating for their profession, being active in professional organizations, seeking professional development opportunities, and participating in their profession's betterment by applying ethical engineering practices.
  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Construction Engineering Program anticipates the first graduate in Spring 2021. 

Full Time Career Level Enrollment Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Full Time Undergraduate 1st Year 0 0 3 4 2
2nd Year 0 0 4 4 2
3rd Year 0 0 2 6 6
4th Year 0 0 2 3 8
5th Year 0 0 0 1 1
Not Full Time Undergraduate 1st Year 0 0 0 1
2nd Year 0 0 1 1 2
3rd Year 0 0 0 2 3
4th Year 0 0 0 1 3
Career Level Enrollment Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Undergraduate 1st Year 0 0 3 5 2
2nd Year 0 0 5 5 4
3rd Year 0 0 2 8 9
4th Year 0 0 2 4 11
5th Year 0 0 0 1 1