Program Mission, Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes

Program Context

Civil Engineers are involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department aims to produce Civil Engineers who will become practitioners, leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs. The department will attract and retain high quality faculty and maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure to maintain excellence in teaching, research and service. The department through its rigorous curriculum and hands-on laboratory and design projects, will educate students and engage them in research and service activities so that they can make significant contributions to society and the advancement of quality of life.

Program Mission

To provide the highest quality of education and training for qualified students to make them productive civil engineers who observe professional ethics, maintain a high standard of practice, provide leadership, and have a breadth of vision to solve problems of today and in the future.


Prairie View A&M University’s Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ,

Civil Engineering enrollment and graduation information.

College of Engineering enrollment and graduation information.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are:

Graduates from the Civil Engineering program will:

  1. have careers in Civil Engineering or related fields that lead to increasing levels of responsibility and leadership;
  2. obtain professional licensure/certifications;
  3. complete graduate  studies in Civil Engineering or related fields;
  4. engage in professional development and service.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

The Civil Engineering (CE) program adopted the ABET Criterion 3 (a-k) Outcomes as its Student Outcomes.

The Civil Engineering Student Outcomes (SOs) are:

  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.

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