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ABET Accredited Programs

The Civil Engineering program in the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by ABET. The Architectural Engineering and Construction Management programs are pursuing accreditation in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

ABET is recognized as the worldwide leader in assuring quality and stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education.

Earning a degree from an ABET-accredited program:

  • Verifies that the quality of the educational experience you have received meets the standards of the profession.
  • Increases and enhances employment opportunities.
  • Permits and eases entry to a technical profession through licensure, registration, and certification.
  • Establishes eligibility for many federal student loans, grants, and/or scholarships.

Enrollment and graduation data for all of UTA's ABET-accredited programs can be found here

Department Mission Statement

The purpose of the Civil Engineering (CE) Department is to advance the cause of the profession through teaching and research and to provide technically knowledgeable, well-founded graduates who have the capability to develop into professionally competent engineers pursuing lifelong learning and assuming leadership roles in the profession.

Program Educational Objectives per Program

Architectural Engineering

The overall goal of the Architectural Engineering program is to promote intellectual development of those interested in the architectural engineering profession, and to produce graduates who possess the knowledge, tools and traits necessary for a successful career, and for assuming a leadership role in the architectural engineering profession. The Architectural Engineering program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  1. Obtain professional positions and practice architectural engineering, or pursue graduate studies.
  2. Are involved in continuing education and professional development activities.
  3. Obtain PE licensure or other professional certification.

Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  1. Obtain professional positions and practice civil engineering, or pursue graduate studies
  2. Are involved in continuing education and professional development activities.
  3. Obtain PE licensure or other professional certification.

Student Outcomes per Program

For the Architectural and Civil Engineering programs within the Civil Engineering Department, the expected learning outcomes are:

  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.