The Bachelor of Science (BS) and Honors Bachelor of Science (HBS) degrees in the civil engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mission and Program Objectives

The mission of the Civil Engineering program at Oregon State University is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education to prepare students for professional and responsible engineering positions with business, industry, consulting firms or government.

Degree Requirements

Program Educational Objectives

Oregon State Civil Engineering graduates receive a compelling education, and within 3-5 years of graduation will have:

  1. Assembled, analyzed and synthesized/evaluated information to solve engineering problems and perform modern civil engineering design by applying mathematics, engineering sciences and fundamentals of civil engineering.
  2. Participated in modern professional practice or a graduate program in a specialty area of civil engineering, demonstrating effective communication, collaborative work and leadership in diverse teams, ethical decision-making, successful management of personal and professional career objectives, and continual development through lifelong learning and professional involvement.
  3. Recognized the importance of professional licensure and have achieved or prepared to achieve this significant accomplishment. In this endeavor, consideration of the public health, welfare and safety is seen as the paramount priority.
  4. Applied an understanding of public policy and contemporary societal issues with sensitivity to the challenges of meeting social, environmental, and economic constraints within a global community.

Civil Engineering Student Outcomes and ABET Student Outcomes

The Oregon State Civil Engineering program prepares its graduates to achieve the Program Educational Objectives several years into their careers. The Civil Engineering Student Outcomes are identical to the ABET Student Outcomes listed below and describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to skills, knowledge and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

  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.