Accreditation - Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the commission's General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil Engineering.

Program educational objectives

The program educational objectives for the BSCE program support the mission of the institution and college. They have been developed as part of a continuous improvement process to ensure that graduates from the program are prepared to excel professionally.

Within three to five years after graduation from the BSCE program at the University of Nevada, Reno, successful graduates will:

  • Demonstrate engineering competence to successfully solve technical problems within diverse sub-disciplines of civil engineering (e.g., structural, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, or pavement/materials engineering);
  • Communicate technical information effectively, both in writing and verbally, and work on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Engage in lifeā€long learning, as evidenced by obtaining licensure as a professional engineer, pursuing graduate education, actively participating in professional societies and community organizations, completing professional development courses, or practicing in allied fields (e.g., entrepreneur/business owner, project management or the business, legal, or construction professions).

Student outcomes

Upon completion of the BSCE program, students will have

  • 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.

Degrees and enrollment

B.S. in civil engineering program
Year Enrollment Degrees
2021-2022 291 64
2020-2021 359 65
2019-2020 396 91
2018-2019 376 72
2017-2018 316 71
2016-2017 306 58
2015-2016 262 48
2014-2015 274 51
2013-2014 327 65
2012-2013 348 66