Volgenau School of Engineering
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Accreditation

The bachelor of science in civil and infrastructure engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
 

Accreditation is important because it shows we meet certain standards of quality in the level of our instruction.

“Our approach, the criteria, and processes we use, and the quality we guarantee inspire confidence in the programs we accredit, whose graduates are building a world that’s safer, more efficient, more comfortable, and more sustainable.”

— ABET

Accreditation Details

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the civil and infrastructure engineering program describe expectations for graduates approximately three to five years after obtaining their BS. Graduates of the program will be professionals who:

  • Engage in the engineering practice of planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining sustainable infrastructure.
  • Participate in public discussions concerning infrastructure in the urban, suburban, and exurban setting by providing professional guidance.
  • Stay current through continuing education opportunities, professional conferences, graduate school, and other self-learning experiences.
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain professional licensing.
Student Outcomes


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. 

 

Program Size

The department prides itself on maintaining a program small enough that undergraduates have ample opportunity to interact with faculty both in the classroom and outside, yet large enough that students can choose from an impressive array of electives and extra-curricular activities, and develop a network of friends and colleagues

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current enrollment (Fall 2019):

  S 2016 F 2016 S 2017 F 2017 S 2018 F 2018
Enrollment 278 295 283 297 293 316
Graduates 42 28 45 24 45 34
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