Accreditation Information and Graduation Data

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Civil Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Graduation data for these degree programs is included on this page that provides such information for all SEAS undergraduate degrees.

Each degree program has defined Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), which are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. In addition, each program has defined Student Outcomes (SOs), which are are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program.

Program Educational Objectives for the BSCE

  • To provide graduates with the technical competencies and insight necessary to practice civil engineering and have an impact on the profession and pursue professional licensure.
  • To provide a solid foundation for successful study at leading graduate and professional institutions.
  • To promote a breadth of abilities and knowledge, including quantitative and analytical skills, communication skills and social insight, to allow graduates to pursue careers in a diversity of fields including engineering, business, management, and information technology.
  • To prepare graduates for a lifetime of learning, for leadership, and for service to the profession and society.

Student Outcomes for the BSCE

The BS in Civil Engineering program at the University of Virginia enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as 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 multidisciplinary 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.

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