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Civil Engineering Assessment

Full Details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for the Civil Engineering -BS program of study can be found at this link: http://catalog.usu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=12&poid=9353&returnto=3324


The undergraduate Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Student Outcomes

The Civil Engineering Program and the Environmental Engineering Program use 7 student outcomes to support the program educational objectives (PEOs) and prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering. By the time of graduation, students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to 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
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Education Objectives for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering are that within five years:

  1. Graduates will be successfully employed in civil engineering or related careers and will become independent thinkers and effective communicators, team members, and decision makers.
  2. Graduates will incorporate economic, environmental, social, ethical, and sustainability considerations into the practice of civil engineering and will promote public health and safety.
  3. Graduates will continue engagement in life-long learning to improve their professional knowledge and skill level by pursuing advanced degrees or additional educational opportunities through coursework, professional conferences and training, or participation in professional societies.
  4. Graduates will pursue professional licensure or other appropriate certifications.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Enrollment by Rank

Term Date Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
2017-2018 53 45 59 151
2016-2017 46 52 52 148
2015-2016 57 40 54 146
2014-2015 32 37 51 142
2013-2014 50 44 45 133
2012-2013 49 35 56 119
2011-2012 40 55 53 111
2010-2011 58 44 51 143
2009-2010 63 48 60 142

Enrollment by Level

Term Date Undergraduate Graduate
2017-2018 310 86
2016-2017 299 89
2015-2016 298 109
2014-2015 262 99
2013-2014 273 109
2012-2013 260 119
2011-2012 261 136
2010-2011 296 128
2009-2010 313 98

Degrees Awarded

Term Date Bachelors Masters Doctoral
2017-2018 72 45 8
2016-2017 68 35 7
2015-2016 53 37 9
2014-2015 59 32 10
2013-2014 55 37 6
2012-2013 43 48 12
2011-2012 50 44 9
2010-2011 64 47 1