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