Undergraduate Accreditation

BS Civil Engineering Program Details

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

  • 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.
  • Utilize measurement and analysis tools along with experimental data in investigating natural and built systems.
  • Understand and incorporate economic, environmental, political, social, safety and global considerations in design, investigation and construction of natural and built systems.
  • Engage in lifelong learning to keep pace with the continuous evolution of policies, procedures, technologies and tools for engineering analysis, design, and decision making.
  • Serve others through participation in professional and/or civic activities and responsibilities.

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

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • Utilize knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership
  • Explain the importance of professional licensure
  • Understand common failure mechanisms of a component, process, or system and their causes and prevention

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:

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

The Geological Engineering program will demonstrate that our students attain the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge and principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to geological engineering problems.
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet required needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability goals.
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Identify, formulate, and solve geological engineering problems in space and time.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognize the need for and the ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Utilize knowledge of contemporary issues as related to geological engineering.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Our department’s Civil Engineering and Geological Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Click here to verify our ABET accreditation or learn more.