Civil Engineering Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


ABET Accreditation Guidelines

The current ABET curricular requirements and guidelines for accredited engineering programs are:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of a combination of college-level mathematics and basic sciences with experimental experience appropriate to the program.
  2. A minimum of 45 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of engineering topics appropriate to the program, consisting of engineering and computer sciences and engineering design, and utilizing modern engineering tools.
  3. A broad education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum and is consistent with the program educational objectives.
  4. A culminating major engineering design experience that 1) incorporates appropriate engineering standards and multiple constraints, and 2) is based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work.

Program History

The Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering started at Morgan State University in 1984. One year later, in 1985, the Civil engineering program was implemented. The Master of Engineering (M.Eng) and Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) programs commenced in the School of Engineering in the fall of 1997 and the fall of 1998, respectively. The Civil engineering program received an ABET accreditation review in Fall 2013. The program is currently preparing for its upcoming accreditation visit in Fall 2019.


Institution's Mission Statement

Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross-section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.


Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering Department has identified five program educational objectives (PEOs) to guide the program curriculum and delivery:

  1. Assume managerial and/or leadership roles in their chosen professional careers within six years of graduation (e.g. project manager, project engineer, etc)
  2. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
  3. Be employed and function well in the civil engineering system and processes
  4. Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of civil engineering systems and processes
  5. Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g. graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licensure, professional certifications, etc.)

The PEOs are documented in the 2018-2020 University Catalog. The program handbook is available on the School of Engineering website.


Student Outcomes

The Civil Engineering Program has adopted new ABET Outcomes effective Fall 2018. The new student outcomes are documented in the 2018-2020 University Catalog. The program handbook is available on the School of Engineering website. Students in the Civil Engineering program will attain the following outcomes by the time of graduation:

  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, consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors


Enrollment and Degrees Awarded Statistics

Civil Engineering 2014-2019 Enrollment


Civil Engineering 2014-2019 Degrees Awarded


Public Disclosure

The Department of Civil Engineering’s Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), and Student Outcomes (SOs) can be found in the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Annual student enrollment and graduation data can be accessed using the University's Office of Institutional Research's Interactive Database, or Fact Book.