Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Undergraduate Overview

ABET Accreditation

The major in civil engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) aim is to assure quality in educational institutions and programs. Accreditation through ABET is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review and requires an educational institution or program to meet certain, defined criteria.

The accreditation performed by ABET serves to declare that a program has met minimum standards for the prospective students benefit and help advise deans and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program. The accreditation also serves to inform employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice with a sound education.


Civil Engineering Major Undergraduate ABET Program Educational Objectives

  • Program graduates will have the skills to become successful civil engineering professionals and problem solvers;
  • Program graduates will actively engage in lifelong learning, pursue professional licensure, and be professionally active;
  • Program graduates will become leaders in shaping engineering and public policy; and
  • Program graduates will be prepared for the successful pursuit of advanced degrees.

Civil Engineering Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to produce highly qualified civil engineers and achieve scholarly excellence through research.

These future professionals shall be creative problem solvers with a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning.


Civil Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Numbers

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2012-2013 282 85
2013-2014 274 89
2014-2015 263 65
2015-2016 283 73
2016-2017 267 74