Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program Accreditation

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program offered by the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Akron is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Civil Engineering program are that, within a few years of graduation, our Civil Engineering graduates:

  • Successfully and accurately complete Civil Engineering projects as part of a team, on time and within budget, in an ethical and professional manner, and using modern engineering tools-software

  • An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means in both technical and non-technical settings

  • Professional service as evidenced by active participation in a professional society and/or educational outreach activities

  • Engage in lifelong learning as evidenced by participation in continuing education courses, workshops, graduate courses, and by pursuing professional licensure

  • A basic knowledge of the business of engineering including how the private and public sector operate separately and collectively

Student Outcomes

The Civil Engineering program has specified these student outcomes to be achieved by the time of graduation:

  • (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

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2019 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Program is 355 students. There were 56 graduates of the program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information:

Dr. Joan Carletta
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

carlett@uakron.edu

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