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
Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives
The career and professional accomplishments our program is preparing graduates to achieve are as follows:
Graduates are engaged in civil engineering careers in industry, government or academia, or pursuing advanced studies.
Graduates are successful team members or team leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and high standards of ethics.
Graduates demonstrate competence and ongoing development of their professional skills to adapt to changes in technology, scientific advances and the needs of a globalized society.
The Department adopted and added to the list of educational outcome assessment as stipulated by ABET (Criterion 3, Student Outcomes 1 through 7). Our Student Outcomes consist of the following:
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.