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Accreditation and Assessment

Program Vision Statement

The Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be recognized internationally for its excellence in education, research, and outreach activities.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the WVU Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is to prepare our students for successful professional careers by providing high-quality education through the scholarship of teaching, research, and service.

College Mission Statement and Assessment

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering embraces a wide variety of technological areas. These include environmental engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering and structural engineering.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil Engineering.

Program Assessment

Program Educational Objectives

  1. The graduates will be successful in their professional careers as civil engineers in industry, public agencies and/or post-graduate education
  2. The graduates will continue to develop professionally and serve in leadership roles.
  3. The graduates will be successful in demonstrating their obligations to the profession, to their employer and to society.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, all Bachelor of Science students in civil engineering will have:

Outcome 1 - an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;

Outcome 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;

Outcome 3 - an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;

Outcome 4 - an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;

Outcome 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;

Outcome 6 - an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;

Outcome 7 - an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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