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ABET Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSENVE) will be eligible for ABET review in 2019-2020 following the graduation of the program’s first senior class.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It is the accrediting authority for university and college programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and technology.

Instructional Mission

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks to provide the highest quality of undergraduate and graduate education. At the undergraduate level, the Department's mission is to provide all students the opportunity for a broad-based educational experience, enabling them to solve complex and multi-faceted civil and environmental engineering problems. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with engineering fundamentals necessary to establish their professional engineering career, evolve in the profession and to respond to changing technical requirements, engineering technologies and societal needs. In addition, the Department's undergraduate program provides the depth of preparation and fosters intellectual curiosity needed to solve complex engineering problems, and/or pursue graduate studies and research.

This mission reflects a recognition of the diversity of our students' backgrounds, needs and career aspirations.

Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, UW BSCE alumni are expected to attain:

  1. Technical proficiency with formulating, investigating and solving engineering problems using fundamental principles and applied engineering techniques.
  2. Expertise in using advanced technologies in their civil engineering sub-discipline.
  3. An ethical engineering practice.
  4. A practice of continuous education and learning to grow as a professional engineer.
  5. Success in industry, continuing their education, academia, or public service by providing technical expertise for their business, profession and community.

Student Outcomes

The following student outcomes are supported by the undergraduate curriculum to meet the program objectives:

  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 Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, UW BSENVE alumni are expected to attain:

  1. Technical proficiency with formulating, investigating and solving engineering problems using fundamental principles and applied engineering techniques.
  2. Expertise in using advanced technologies in their environmental engineering sub-discipline.
  3. An ethical engineering practice.
  4. A practice of continuous education and learning to grow as a professional engineer.
  5. Success in industry, continuing their education, academia, or public service by providing technical expertise for their business, profession and community.

Student Outcomes

The following student outcomes are supported by the undergraduate curriculum to meet the program objectives:

  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.

Enrolled students on Census Day, autumn quarter (Source: UW BI Portal)

Year BSCE1 BSENVE2 Total Undergraduate Graduate Total Dept. Enrollment
2018 340 41 381 415 796
2017 365 14 379 371 750
2016 351   351 392 743
2015 356   356 403 759
2014 317   317 366 683
2013 266   266 312 578
2012 207   207 287 494
2011 236   236 255 491

1 Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

2 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. Began in Autumn 2017.

Degrees granted by academic year where academic year goes from Summer through Spring

Year BSCE BSENVE Masters PhD
2018-2019 140 16 137 21
2017-2018 135   157 10
2016-2017 128   198 16
2015-2016 120   133 13
2014-2015 109   123 7
2013-2014 97   110 12
2012-2013 108   111 22
2011-2012 111   107 7
2010-2011 123   88 7

Learn more

The College of Engineering's Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Committee.