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 ABET Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review. It requires an educational institution or program to meet certain, defined standards or criteria. The Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. In fulfillment of Section II.A.G.a in the ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM), the Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering are listed below.

Mission of the Department

The mission of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is to ensure student success by providing a high-quality education through focused instruction, research, and continuing professional development for the benefit of the engineering profession, society, and the environment.

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

 

Program Educational Objectives

ABET definition: "Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program Educational Objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies."

Program Educational Objectives are established jointly by our CCEE faculty and our industrial constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

Five years after graduation, the Civil Engineering graduates will:

              Objective 1:  be successful engineers in their respective fields of work;

              Objective 2:  be continually progressing in their chosen careers through formal and informal development; and

              Objective 3:  be contributing to their profession for the betterment of society and the environment.

 

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are established by ABET Criterion 3.a-k, relevant Program Criteria, and our program constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

By the time of graduation, the Civil Engineering graduates 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.
  8. An abillity to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science.
  9. An ability to apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty.
  10. An ability to analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering.
  11. An ability to conduct experiements in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  12. An ability to design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts.
  13. An ability to include principles of sustainability in design.
  14. An ability to explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership.
  15. An ability to analyze issues in professional ethics.
  16. An ability to explain the importance of professional licensure.

 

Curricular Map

 

Annual Student Enrollment Data

Spring 2014 477
Fall 2014 598
Spring 2015 568
Fall 2016 679

Graduation Data

Degrees granted in 2014-15   116  
Degrees granted in 2015-16 120

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING PROGRAM

 

Program Educational Objectives

ABET definition: "Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program Educational Objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies."

The Construction Engineering Program is to reflect a collaboration between the construction industry and the university to provide an effective and vigorous workforce development for the continued growth of the San Diego region.

Program Educational Objectives are established jointly by our CCEE faculty and our industrial constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

Five years after graduation, the Construction Engineering graduates will:

            Objective 1:  be successful engineers in their respective fields of work;

            Objective 2:  be continually progressing in their chosen careers through formal and informal development; and

            Objective 3:  be contributing to their profession for the betterment of society and the environment.

 

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are established by ABET Criterion 3.a-k, relevant Program Criteria, and our program constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

By the time of graduation, the Construction Engineering graduates 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.
  8. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, probability and statistics, general chemistry, and calculus-based physics.
  9. An ability to analyze and design construction processes and systems in a construction engineering specialty field, applying knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, planning, scheduling, safety, and cost analysis.
  10. An ability to explain basic legal and ethical concepts and the importance of professional engineering licensure in the construction industry.
  11. An ability to explain basic concepts of management topics such as economics, business, accounting, communications, leadership, decision and optimization methods, engineering economics, engineering management, and cost control.

 

Curricular Map

 

Annual Student Enrollment Data

Spring 2014   99  
Fall 2014 93
Spring 2015 95
Fall 2016 88

 

Graduation Data

Degrees granted in 2014-15    19 
Degrees granted in 2015-16   25

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

 

Program Educational Objectives

ABET definition: "Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program Educational Objectives are based on the needs of the program's constituencies."

Program Educational Objectives are established jointly by our CCEE faculty and our industrial constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

Five years after graduation, the Environmental Engineering graduates will:

                 Objective 1:  be successful engineers in their respective fields of work;

                 Objective 2:  be continually progressing in their chosen careers through formal and informal development; and

                 Objective 3:  be contributing to their profession for the betterment of society and the environment.

 

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes are established by ABET Criterion 3.a-k, relevant Program Criteria, and our program constituencies. They are formulated as follows:

By the time of graduation, the Environmental Engineering graduates 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.
  8. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry (including stoichiometry, equilibrium, and kinetics), an earth science, a biological science, and fluid mechanics.
  9. An ability to formulate material and energy balances, and analyze the fate and transport of substances in and between air, water, and soil phases.
  10. An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data in more than one major environmental engineering focus area (e.g., air, water, land, environmental health)
  11. An ability to design environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts. 
  12. An ability to apply advanced princples and practice relevant to the program objectives.
  13. An ability to understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.

 

Curricular Map

 

Annual Student Enrollment Data

Spring 2014 150
Fall 2014 184
Spring 2015 164
Fall 2016 232

 

Graduation Data

Degrees granted in 2014-15    30  
Degrees granted in 2015-16  26