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 objectives, 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.
The 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.
Student 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:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- Recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.