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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
ABET.

Accreditation and Assessment

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
ABET, Inc.
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410‐347‐7700
Fax: 443‐552‐3644
E‐mail: accreditation@abet.org
http://www.abet.org

Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is to provide our students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to address the needs of society through design, research and construction, and to instill them with the desire for professionalism, leadership, and lifelong learning.

Civil Engineering Program Objectives

The goal of the civil engineering undergraduate program is to produce graduates with capabilities to:

  1. Engage in the professional practice of civil engineering and environmental engineering,
  2. Actively participate in professional and/or civic organizations,
  3. Pursue opportunities to assume leadership roles in their professional and/or service activities, and
  4. Seek to continue their educations through advanced studies in civil or environmental engineering or a related professional discipline, continuing education and/or professional development activities.

Civil Engineering Program Outcomes

Program outcomes as stated here define what students are expected to know or be able to do by graduation.  The civil engineering program has adopted the program outcomes established by ABET, through its Criterion 3.  Achieving these outcomes establishes the foundation for achieving program objectives.  Students completing the civil engineering program will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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