ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Program Educational Objectives

    Program Education Objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first three to five years following graduation from the Civil Engineering program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Civil Engineering’s undergraduate program offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and our faculty is committed to teaching, inspiring, and mentoring students who will meet the following objectives:

    1. to meet or exceed the expectations of employers of civil engineers;
    2. to practice with professionalism and commit to ethical responsibilities and consider safety and socioeconomic issues in developing engineering solutions to technical problems;
    3. to pursue advanced study, if that is consistent with their career plans; and
    4. to engage in lifelong learning to maintain professional competency.
  • Student Outcomes

    At the time of graduation, students will attain:

    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, health and safety, 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.