The Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Master of Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited from 10/01/2010 to present. The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering is accredited from 10/01/1936 to present. The next comprehensive review is slate to be done in 2018-2019.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to serve the university, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the engineering profession by providing high quality educational programs to all students; engaging in research and scholarship that will extend knowledge; and assisting the economic development of the regional, state, and national economies through technology transfer.

Program Educational Objectives

In accordance with our mission statement, within three to five years of graduation;

  • Our graduates will grow from technical competency to professional proficiency.

  • Our graduates will engage in professional development and life-long learning.

  • Our graduates will exhibit leadership and team-building skills.

  • Our graduates will provide service to the profession, and to society.

Student Outcomes

A. Develop in students an ability to apply knowledge from math, science, and engineering.
B1. Develop an ability to organize and conduct laboratory and field work.
B2. Develop an ability to analyze and interpret data.
C. Develop student competence in the design of systems, components, and processes to meet specific needs.
D. Provide experience and guidance in working on teams having a diverse technical makeup.
E. Train students to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
F. Instill in students an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, both in education and in practice.
G1. Develop and practice effective oral communication.
G2. Develop and practice effective written and graphic communication.
H. Provide a breadth of course work and perspectives that create an understanding of the impact of engineering in society, both local and global.
I. Create an awareness in students of the need for life-long learning, whether through formal education or via many other means.
J. Expose students to contemporary issues pertinent to the practice of civil engineering.
K. Through both instruction and practice, develop in students an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools commonly used in civil engineering practice.

In addition to the above listed outcomes that are integrated to BSCE and MEng CE programs, additional student outcomes for MEng CE program are:

  1. Demonstrate a mastery of one of the four areas (structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resources) of professional practice in civil engineering.
  2. Innovative in the integrated design of civil engineering projects.
  3. Adept at using modern engineering tools and software to support engineering design.

Specific enrollment and degree data available on Facts & Figures page.

Learn more about Speed School's accreditation.