Accreditation

Accreditation is a process to assure you that the Civil or Environmental Engineering degree you earn at UConn can be trusted to prepare you for your career objectibridge5ves, including gaining employment as an engineer after graduating and eventually becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) . Both the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs at UConn are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program educational objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to prepare our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering in the public or private sectors in the technical areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering;
  • follow a path that can lead to licensure as professional engineers who design and construct solutions to civil engineering problems in the natural and built environments; and
  • practice life-long learning through post-graduate and professional education.

roadThe Environmental Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to impart our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering practice in the public and/or private sectors in the technical area of environmental engineering;
  • follow a path that leads towards becoming licensed professional engineers, assessing the impact of human activities on the environment, designing and constructing solutions to minimize and mitigate such impacts, and tending to the natural environment as our life support system; and
  • practice lifelong learning through post-graduate and professional education.

students2Student outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Following are the outcomes for both the Civil and the Environmental Engineering programs:

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 multi-disciplinary 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.