Undergraduate Accreditation

BS Civil Engineering Program Details

BSCE Program Educational Objectives

Prepare BSCE graduates to contribute to their communities through the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Design and construct both natural and built processes and systems to efficiently meet determined needs using technical knowledge; modern tools; design principles; ethical practice; and communication, leadership and team skills.
  2. Utilize measurement and analysis tools along with experimental data in investigating natural and built systems.
  3. Understand and incorporate economic, environmental, political, social, safety and global considerations in design, investigation and construction of natural and built systems.
  4. Engage in lifelong learning to keep pace with the continuous evolution of policies, procedures, technologies and tools for engineering analysis, design, and decision making.
  5. Serve others through participation in professional and/or civic activities and responsibilities.

At the time of graduation, UW-Madison BSCE students will have attained:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within  realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, heath and safey, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership
  13. an ability to explain the importance of professional licensure
  14. an ability to understand common failure mechanisms of a component, process, or system and their causes and prevention

Enrollment

Fall 2017: 465 undergraduate students, Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Degrees conferred

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees conferred, 2017-2018:  143

BS Geological Engineering Program Details

Graduates will be prepared to assume positions as Geological Engineers upon graduation. After proper training and exposure to a comprehensive education in our program, our graduates will demonstrate during the five years after graduation their ability to:

  1. Apply geological engineering principles, analyses, and synthesis to design and implement projects in the natural and built environment;
  2. Incorporate economic, environmental, political, ethical, social, safety, and global considerations to generate sustainable solutions in the natural and built environment;
  3. Exhibit strong communication, leadership, and teamwork skills;
  4. Serve others through professional responsibility and participation in professional and public activities and good citizenship; and
  5. Demonstrate a continuing commitment to and interest in their own and others’ education.

The Geological Engineering program will demonstrate that our students attain:
a. an ability to apply knowledge and principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to geological engineering problems;
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 required needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability goals;
d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve geological engineering problems in space and time;
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 the ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. a knowledge of contemporary issues as related to geological engineering; and
k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment

Fall 2017: 117 undergraduate students, Geological Engineering

Degrees conferred

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees conferred, 2017-2018:  41

Our department’s Civil Engineering and Geological Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. You can verify our ABET accreditation by visiting: http://main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx