The goal of the Civil Engineering undergraduate degree program is to prepare graduates who can perform at the entry level in civil engineering practice having responsibility for the planning, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of civil engineering infrastructure. It is expected that some years after graduation, they can become licensed professionals. Graduates will be provided with skills and tools for life-long learning, continuing professional development, and pursuing advanced degrees.


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Learning Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering undergraduate degree program are that within a few years, graduates will:

  • Serve in leadership positions and multidisciplinary teams that create a climate of innovation to address evolving engineering challenges.
  • Continue life-long learning for professional growth leading to certifications, professional licenses, and advanced academic degrees.
  • Develop engineering solutions to improve quality of life and enhance economic development of communities.

Student Outcomes (SO)

The CEEC Faculty have adopted the Student Outcomes specified in the EAC criteria:

  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 Possibilities

A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is intended to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to design, build, and operate engineered systems such as roads, foundations, buildings, bridges, dams, airports, and water supply and wastewater treatment systems. Civil engineers can be employed by consulting firms, government agencies and utilities. The degree prepares students for licensure as civil engineers; licenses are required for professional practice in all US states and territories.


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Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Civil Engineering


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction offers a well-rounded education in areas ranging from environmental engineering to water resources. Our mission is to develop and advance knowledge, serve the community and the profession in civil and environmental engineering, and prepare students to stand out in the competitive workforce and excel in industry.


Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

The College of Engineering provides students a well-rounded foundation in several engineering disciplines for a successful career in engineering and computer science. Through the hands-on, experiential education experience we offer, students are enabled to achieve excellence in their respective fields.