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Accreditation and Assessment

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.

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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,

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 A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
Outcome A assessment plan.

Outcome B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
Outcome B assessment plan.

Outcome 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.
Outcome C assessment plan.

Outcome D. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
Outcome D assessment plan.

Outcome E. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
Outcome E assessment plan.

Outcome F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Outcome F assessment plan.

Outcome G. An ability to communicate effectively.
Outcome G assessment plan.

Outcome H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
Outcome H assessment plan.

Outcome I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
Outcome I assessment plan.

Outcome J. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
Outcome J assessment plan.

Outcome K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Outcome K assessment plan.

Continuous Improvement

The program regularly uses appropriate and documented processes for assessing and evaluating the extent to which the student outcomes are being attained. The results of these evaluations are systematically utilized as input for the continuous improvement of the program.