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ABET Accreditation

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.

Undergraduate Accreditation

The UT Arlington Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET).

Program Educational Objectives

The CE Department program educational objectives (PEOs) are to produce graduates who:

(1) Obtain professional positions and practice civil engineering, or pursue graduate studies


(2) Be involved in continuing education and professional development activities.


(3) Obtain PE licensure or other professional certification.

Student Outcomes

The Civil Engineering (CE) undergraduate program Student Outcomes are listed in the following. Graduates of the program are expected to attain these Student Outcomes by the time of graduation.

(a)  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b1) An ability to design and conduct experiments

(b2) An ability to analyze and interpret data

(c)  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d)  An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e)  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f)  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g)  An ability to communicate effectively

(h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i)  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j)  A knowledge of contemporary issues

(k)  An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice