The Civil Engineering program at Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

ABET Program Educational Objectives

Consistent with the Mission of Johns Hopkins University and the Whiting School of Engineering, the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Civil Engineering program at Johns Hopkins are to produce graduates who:

•  Rise to positions of leadership in their chosen fields, within organizations that require innovative, adaptable, and systems thinkers, and that consider the engineering, societal, and environmental impacts of their decisions.

•  Dedicate themselves to lifelong learning, service, and teaching to foster excellence and disseminate knowledge in their chosen fields.

•  Innovate and implement resilient, sustainable, and equitable solutions to meet evolving societal challenges.

ABET Student Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering will have demonstrated:

  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.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Continuous Improvement

The department strives to continuously improve its curriculum by using performance criteria to regularly assess its program educational objectives (what it expects its students to attain post-graduation) and its student outcomes (what skills it expects its students to demonstrate). The civil engineering program uses the results of each assessment to continuously improve upon its curriculum and thus ensure that it is meeting the needs of its students.