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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 have:

A.    an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

B.     an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

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

D.    an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

E.     an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

F.      an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

G.    an ability to communicate effectively

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

I.       a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

J.       a knowledge of contemporary issues

K.    an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation

  • 231 students were enrolled in the BSCE degree program in 2018
  • 97 students graduated with BSCE degrees in the 2017 -2018 academic year