WSU Tri-Cities civil engineering program is ABET accredited — the most prestigious accreditation awarded to a civil engineering program. Accreditation assures that a program has met quality standards set by the profession. To employers, graduate schools, and licensure, certification, and registration boards, graduation from an accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into the profession.
To rank in the top 50 programs nationally by providing an experience-enhanced education and conducting groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in civil engineering.
Educate graduates for professional leadership, civic influence, and lifelong learning.
Provide an education based on a theoretical, experimental, and ethical foundation and enhanced by opportunities for participation in research, internships, international studies, interdisciplinary programs, or programs in entrepreneurship.
Conduct research and develop technology to address present and future societal problems.
Advance the state-of-the-art in areas incorporating technical disciplines from computing.
Collaborate with researchers from other disciplines to address societal grand challenge problems.
Serve the community and the profession by participating in activities designed to improve and preserve the body of knowledge in computing.
Participate in service that advances computer science education.
Transfer research results to communities, the nation, and the world to increase economic equity, quality of life, and ecological sustainability.
Undergraduate Enrollment & Graduation Data
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes
The career and professional accomplishments our program is preparing graduates to achieve are as follows:
Our graduates engage in entry-level engineering or related employment or advanced education.
Our graduates demonstrate competence and ongoing development in their technical and professional skills.
Our graduates demonstrate continued growth in effective communication.
Our graduates pursue their careers with integrity, service, and professionalism.
Our graduates continue learning and they grow into positions of responsibility.
The Department adopted and added to the list of educational outcome assessment as stipulated by ABET (Criterion 3, outcomes a through k). Our Student Outcomes consist of the following:
Outcome 1: A firm foundation and knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles and the ability to apply the knowledge (adapted from ABET outcome “a”).
Outcome 2: An ability to design and conduct experiments and the ability to analyze the data, interpret results and draw conclusions (adapted from ABET outcome “b”).
Outcome 3: The ability to design a component, system or process to meet desired needs and imposed constraints (adapted from ABET outcome “c”).
Outcome 4: The ability to think logically, critically and creatively (outcome added by constituents).
Outcome 5: The ability to work in multidisciplinary teams (adapted from ABET outcome “d”).
Outcome 6: The ability to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems (adapted from ABET outcome “e”).
Outcome 7: The ability to use appropriate modern techniques, skills and tools, including computer applications, necessary for engineering practice (adapted from ABET outcome “k”).
Outcome 8: An understanding of professional ethics and integrity and an engineer’s responsibilities to the profession and society (adapted from ABET outcome “f”).
Outcome 9: The ability to communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical forms (adapted from ABET outcome “g”).
Outcome 10: Broad educational experiences that provide an awareness and understanding of the impact of engineering on global and societal issues (adapted from ABET outcome “h”).
Outcome 11: A knowledge of contemporary issues (ABET outcome “j”).
Outcome 12: Recognition of the importance of life-long learning and the benefits of being active in professional societies, such as ASCE (adapted from ABET outcome “i”).