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Civil Engineering Department

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

ABET, Inc. is the governing agency responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and certifying the quality of applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education.

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and B.S. Degree Statistics

Academic Year 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Undergraduate Fall Enrollment 250 259 258 268 266 258
B.S. Degrees Awarded 58 48 58 54 48

Program Educational Objectives

PEOs describe what a Civil Engineering BS graduate should be able to do in the years following graduation from the program. The BSCE program will produce students who have the skills and knowledge necessary to demonstrate:

  1. Problem-solving as an individual or team contributor based on fundamental technical skills in math, science, engineering, mechanics, analysis, design, and hands-on experimentation

  2. Professional skills of management, business, public policy, and leadership, ethical responsibility, oral and written communication, and the importance of continuing education for evolving engineering tools and professional licensure

  3. Understanding the role of sustainability, including the global and contemporary issues in engineering

  4. A breadth of knowledge in the areas of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineer, and water resources engineering; depth of knowledge in at least one of the four areas

Student Learning Outcomes

We strive to create engineers with a solid understanding of technical courses that can be applied to a variety of fields.  Students are challenged to engineer solutions and solve problems using the knowledge gained in the classroom.  The University of Minnesota Duluth offers a program that provides students with the following upon graduation:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of basic science

  8. an ability to apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty

  9. an ability to analyze and solve problems in at least four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering

  10. an ability to conduct experiments in at least two technical areas of civil engineering and analyze and interpret the resulting data

  11. an ability to design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts

  12. an ability to Include principles of sustainability in design

  13. an ability to explain basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership

  14. an ability to analyze issues in professional ethics

  15. an ability to explain the importance of professional licensure