Accreditation

Civil and Coastal Engineering

The B. S. Civil Engineering Program at the University of Florida is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the University of Florida B.S. degree program in Civil Engineering will in a few years after graduation:
  • 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.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the University of Florida B.S. program in Civil Engineering will attain the following Student Outcomes:
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
SACSCOC Accreditation

All Civil Engineering Degree Programs (B. S., M. S., M. E. and PhD) and all Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Degree Programs (M. S., M. E., and PhD) are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
404-679-4500

The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.

Environmental Engineering Sciences

The B. S. Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Florida is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the EES program at the University of Florida are to produce engineering practitioners and graduate students who 3-5 years after graduation:
  • Continue to learn, develop and apply their knowledge and skills to identify, prevent, and solve environmental problems.
  • Have careers that benefit society as a result of their educational experiences in science, engineering analysis and design, as well as in their social and cultural studies.
  • Communicate and work effectively in all work settings including those that are multidisciplinary.

Graduate Educational Objectives

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering should have:
  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • 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
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary design teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • a recognition for the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • an ability to design and conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in environmental systems
SACSCOC Accreditation

All Environmental Engineering (B.S.) and Environmental Engineering Sciences (M. S., M. E. and PhD) Degree Programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
404-679-4500

The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.