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Accreditation CEE

CE Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is:  “to educate students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; to conduct research to solve Civil Engineering problems and to discover new knowledge; to offer service to the Commonwealth, the nation, and the Civil Engineering profession; and to develop Civil Engineering leaders.”  


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

CE Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the UMass Civil Engineering Program describe what graduates are expected to attain in the years after graduation.  They are: 

  1. Within three to five years of graduation Program graduates will have become employed in engineering or a related profession or will have continued with graduate studies. 
  2. Within three to five years of graduation Program graduates will have been recognized by supervisors and colleagues as possessing the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in engineering or related field and will be progressing toward the appropriate professional license or credentials.
  3. Within five to ten years of graduation Program graduates will have demonstrated leadership and service within their profession and in their communities through participation in professional societies and charitable organizations and similar civic service activities.
  4. Throughout their careers Program graduates will use educational opportunities to continue to expand their knowledge and skills in areas required for their career. 

CE Student Outcomes

Graduates awarded the BS degree in Civil Engineering shall:

  1. Be able to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Be able 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. Be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Be able 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. Be able 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. Be able to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Be able to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation

  • 215 students were enrolled in the BSCE degree program in 2020
  • 70 students graduated with BSCE degrees in the 2020-2021 academic year