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About Us / ABET & SACS

  • Civil & Coastal Engineering
    The B. S. Civil Engineering Program at the University of Florida is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. All 7 degree programs (B. S., M. S., M. E. and PhD in Civil Engineering; and M. S., M. E., and PhD in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering are accredited through SACS.
    • Undergrad & Graduate Program Mission & Objectives

      Departmental Mission

      The mission of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering is to deliver undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare Civil and Coastal engineers for successful careers in an increasingly global and interdisciplinary world, and to perform research that results in leading scientific contributions  that have a direct impact on our ability to renew, secure, and broaden the capabilities of our nation's infrastructure, environment and homeland security.

      Civil Engineering B. S. Program - Educational Objectives

      The UF Civil Engineering Program will prepare graduates to:

      • Meet the needs and expectations of Civil Engineering employers and proceed toward the attainment of a Professional Engineering (P.E.) license;
      • Continue their education and pursue advanced degrees if they so desire.

      CCE Graduate - Educational Objectives

      The graduate Civil and Coastal Engineering Programs will produce graduates who:

      • Assume and/or advance to leadership roles in industry, government, and academia.
      • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a high level of competence in a specialty area within Civil and Coastal Engineering
      • Serve their profession and communities through the dissemination of advanced knowledge in peer-reviewed journal articles, textbooks, patents, presentations at technical conferences, and service on technical committees.
      • Become the educators of future generations of Civil and Coastal Engineers.
    • Civil Engineering B. S. Program - Student Outcomes

      Graduates of the University of Florida B.S. program in Civil Engineering will attain the following Student Outcomes:

      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.
    • Current Degree and Enrollment Data

  • Environmental Engineering
    The B. S. Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Florida is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. All 4 degree programs (B. S. in Environmental Engineering and M. S., M. E. and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences are accredited through SACS
    • Undergrad Program Objectives

      Program graduates will continue to learn, develop and apply their knowledge and skills to identify, prevent, and solve environmental problems. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:

      • Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
      • Obtaining and maintaining a Professional Engineering License
      • Admission to graduate school including medical and law school
      • Enrollment in continuing education and professional short courses

      Program graduates will have careers that benefit society as a result of their educational experiences in science, analysis and design, as well as in their social and cultural studies. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:

      • Employment in an engineering or related technical capacity
      • Active participation in professional organizations
      • Providing community service

      Program graduates will communicate and work effectively in all work settings including those that are multidisciplinary. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:

      • Publication in journals and other media
      • Presentations at technical conferences or other forums
      • Teaching
      • Meaningful contributions to engineering or related reports
        Assignments as a task or team leader
    • Academic Learning Compact

      In addition to the requirements imposed by the engineering accrediting body (ABET), all students in the State of Florida must be given an opportunity to achieve the program's self identified Academic Learning Compact.  

      Read more about the Academic Learning Compact.

      Examples of Assessment Results for Student Learning Outcomes

      Student Learning Outcome #1

      Application of knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to environmental engineering problems.

      Evaluated in EES 4201 Water Chemistry

      Example Test Question:
      An industrial wastewater is to be discharged to a stream with a pH of 7.5 and a total alkalinity of 125 mg/L as CaCO3. The wastewater contains 0.1 M sodium hydroxide, and the pH of the stream should not be permitted to exceed 9.0. Assuming ionic strength effects are negligible, calculate the maximum ratio of the volume of waste to volume of stream that is allowable under these conditions.

      Assessment Statistics:

      Mean score (100% max) = 89.2%

      Range of scores = 13 to 100%


      Student Learning Outcome #2

      Design and conduct environmental engineering experiments, analyzing and interpreting the data.

      Example Lab:

      Microcosm: A study of the effects of nutrients and organic matter on environmental biology

      Assessment Statistics:

      Mean score (100% max) = 88.9%

      Range of scores = 80 to 90%

      Student Learning Outcome #3

      An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs with in realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, scoial, political, ethical, health and safety, manugacturability, and sustainability.

      Example Test Question from ENV4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment:

      A conventional activated-sludge system treats 12,000 m3/d of wastewater with a BOD of 200 mg/L in an aeration tank with a volume of 3,500 m3. The operating conditions are an effluent suspend solids concentration of 20 mg/L, an MLSS concentration maintained in the aeration tank of 1,800 mg/L, and an activated-sludge wasting rate of 150 m3/d containing 7,500 mg/L SS. From this data, calculate the aeration period, volumetric BOD loading, F/M loading, and sludge age.

      Assessment Statistics:

      Mean score (100% max) = 86.8%

      Range of scores = 50 to 100%


      Student Learning Outcome #4

      Communicate technical data and design information effectively in writing and in speech to project stakeholders.

      Example assessment:

      Capstone courses (Potable Water Systems Design and Wastewater Systems Design) and ENV4121 project reports were rated as excellent in written communication. Design competition in ENV4532 requires oral communication, and the design teams won both state and national design competitions, thereby demonstrating their oral communication competence.

      Assessment Statistics:

      Mean report grades = A

      Range of grades = B+ to A


    • Student Learning Outcomes

      Students graduating with a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering should have:

      1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
         
      2. an ability to design and conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in air and water environmental systems
         
      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 multi-disciplinary design 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 for 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
         
    • Current Degree and Enrollment Data

University of Florida College of Engineering
Kirk Hatfield, Director
Engineering School of Sustainable
Infrastructure & Environment
365 Weil Hall
1949 Stadium Road
P.O. Box 116580 | Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: (352) 392-9537, ext. 1400
Fax: (352) 392-3394
University of Florida

 

 

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