Civil - ABET Accreditation

ABET Accreditation: Civil Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Our mission is to provide a culturally diverse and intellectually stimulating environment for the discovery and application of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering; to educate our students to their fullest potential; and to serve the public through outreach and professional activities. In particular, the mission involves:
  • Providing the nation with a new generation of engineers that can meet the challenges of the 21st century, particularly related to civil infrastructure
  • Serving the state of Nebraska and the nation by providing state-of-the-art expertise in civil engineering
  • Making important contributions in various areas of civil engineering by advancing existing knowledge and developing new technologies
  • Facilitating the enrichment of the academic and professional experience of students, faculty and the engineering community
  • Providing outreach to the public and private sectors

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Our Civil Engineering Program: Continual progress in education... Together, our faculty, our students and our Advisory Board have established specific objectives for guiding our educational improvements to prepare our graduates to:
  • APPLY their solid foundation in civil engineering toward the practice, advanced degree education and a broad range of career choices;
  • PERFORM technical analysis or design of a complex system, component or process as acting representatives of governmental agencies, private consulting engineering firms, research organizations or industry;
  • EXPLAIN engineering concepts accurately and effectively to inform technical and non-technical audiences using appropriate verbal, written, virtual and graphical means;
  • APPLY basic project management and business concepts and processes;
  • ENGAGE in lifelong learning to foster technical growth, ethical conduct, and practice of professional communication, teamwork and leadership skills; and
  • OBTAIN licensure in a profession such as civil engineering.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  7. An ability to communicate effectively through writing, oral presentations, and other communication methods
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Enrollment Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Civil ABET Undergraduate Enrollment Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2015

Graduation Data

The table below is a summary subset of 10-year graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Civil ABET Degrees Conferred Chart
Source: College of Engineering, September 2015