The Civil Engineering Program at Lafayette College is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET”, www.abet.org. The Civil Engineering Program has been designed to satisfy the established program educational objectives and the program outcomes and to fulfill the mission statements of the College, engineering division, and the program. The mission statements of the College, division, and program are provided below in addition to the established program educational objectives.
To provide an exceptional broad-based undergraduate civil engineering education in a liberal arts environment emphasizing student-faculty interaction, opportunities for hands-on learning, scholarship and service, and an understanding of the professional, societal, ethical, and environmental implications of the engineering practice.
“Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies” (definition from the 2019-20 EAC Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs). The following Program Educational Objectives were developed during the 2018-19 academic year in consultation with faculty, students, and the civil engineering advisory board.
The civil engineering program at Lafayette College will produce graduates that, within a few years of graduation, will:
In fall 2017, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering adopted the ABET student learning outcomes for the civil engineering program: