ABET Accreditation

The B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission

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 Industry 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, or 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;
  • ACCOUNT for the impacts of their professional decisions on the quality of life and sustainability; and
  • OBTAIN professional licensure in an area of civil engineering practice.

Student Outcomes

  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 conclusion
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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.

BS Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment
Source: College of Engineering, September 2017.

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.

BS Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment
Source: College of Engineering, September 2017.

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