Accreditation

Clemson University's bachelor of science degree in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The ABET accreditation process is a voluntary system of accreditation that:

  1. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to formulate and implement designs for the built environment with consideration of functionality, maintenance, safety, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and techniques of modern civil engineering analysis and design supported by a foundation in: mathematical, physical, and social sciences; economic, operational, and engineering analyses.
  3. Graduates will possess a breadth of knowledge that allows them to practice civil engineering with an appropriate awareness of professional issues.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of professionalism and ethics, the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Student Outcomes in Civil Engineering

Upon graduation, the students will have obtained:

an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations and science including calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of science appropriate to civil engineering.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of engineering including four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering.
  2. an ability to design, conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context 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 multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problem.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  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 .
    an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  11. an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure.

CRITERIA FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

The program must prepare graduates to

  1. apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science
  2. apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering;
  3. conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data;
  4. design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context;
  5. explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and explain the importance of professional licensure.

The undergraduate degree program in the Department of Civil Engineering is accredited by ABET. It was last reviewed in fall 2011 using the latest criteria of ABET, Engineering Criteria 2000. The undergraduate degree program in civil engineering was granted full accreditation.

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