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Accreditation & Assessment
The mission, goals, program educational objectives, and student learning outcomes, along with enrollment and graduation information of the Bachelor Science degree program in Civil Engineering (BSCE) are provided below.
Mission: The mission of the BSCE is to provide an outstanding, practice-oriented education in civil engineering.
Goal: The goal of the program is to educate students in an inspirational environment, enabling them to begin their professional careers as competent and thoughtful civil engineers.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ben Fell, Civil Engineering Department Chair, at (916) 278-8139.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The objectives of this program are to prepare graduates to --
- ethically apply their hands-on, practice-oriented civil engineering education to succeed professionally;
- engage in lifelong learning through graduate education, professional development, and/or active involvement in professional organizations; and
- communicate effectively on multi-disciplinary teams to address diverse challenges, creating solutions that serve the general public.
The program educational objectives are consistent with the University Mission, which is: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success." By preparing students to "ethically apply their hands-on, practice-oriented civil engineering education to succeed professionally," the program offers individuals the opportunity to realize their highest professional aspirations. This professional success is assured to continue by preparing students to "engage in lifelong learning through graduate education, professional development, and/or active involvement in professional organizations" . Through a contemporary civil engineering education that stimulates students to "communicate effectively on multi-disciplinary teams to address diverse challenges, creating solutions that serve the general public", the program provides an incredible opportunity for a career that provides an invaluable service to society.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student learning outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The student learning outcomes required by ABET and assessed in Civil Engineering are:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- 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
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Enrollment and Graduation Information
The table below shows the most recent enrollment and graduation data compiled by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) in 2014.
|Cohort Entering Year||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013|
|Graduation Rate: First-Time Freshmen|
|Cohort Entering Year||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009|
|4-Year Graduation Rate||7%||10%||4%||2%||1%|
|5-Year Graduation Rate||21%||21%||14%||21%||-|
|6-Year Graduation Rate||39%||33%||29%||-||-|
|Graduation Rate: Undergraduate Transfers|
|Cohort Entering Year||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|2-Year Graduation Rate||3%||1%||4%||1%||0%|
|3-Year Graduation Rate||37%||25%||29%||39%||-|
|4-Year Graduation Rate||62%||46%||60%||-||-|