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

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively through writing, oral presentations, and other communication methods
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Explain basic concepts in management
  • Explain basic concepts in business
  • Explain basic concepts in public policy
  • Explain basic concepts in leadership and
  • Explain the importance of professional licensure

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
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