About Civil Engineering


Ali Abolmaali, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Tseng Huang Endowed Professor and Department Chair
817-272-5055; NH 423

James C. Williams, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Associate Chair
817-272-2894; NH 435


The bachelor of science programs in civil engineering and architectural engineering are accredited by ABET. The Construction Management program is pursuing accreditation in 2020.

Educational Objectives of the Undergraduate Program

Most alumni of the CE program will attain the following Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) within a few years after graduation:

  • Obtain professional position and practice civil engineering, or pursue graduate studies.
  • Be involved in continuing education and professional development activities.
  • Obtain PE licensure or other professional certification.

Student Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program

In order to produce graduates who will achieve the Program Educational Objectives a few years after graduation, it is expected that the undergraduate students will attain the following Student Outcomes by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


Dr. Ali Abolmaali, P.E.
Dr. Tseng Huang Endowed Professor and Department Chair
NH 423 | 817-272-5055

Dr. James C. Williams, P.E.
Professor and Associate Chair
NH 435 | 817-272-2894

Undergraduate Applicants

Graduate Applicants