ABET Objectives and Outcomes

In accordance with the department’s mission statement, the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program at Johns Hopkins strives to enable the leaders of tomorrow with fundamental engineering knowledge, a broad set of skills, and an inquisitive attitude.  Whether our graduates pursue careers in industry, academia, or other professional fields, it is our intent that all graduates will support the broad goals of civil engineering, which are to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the public they serve.

ABET Program Educational Objectives

The program has as its objectives that within a few years our graduates attain:
1a        an advanced degree in engineering, or
1b        required experience towards professional licensure as an engineer, or
1c        an advanced degree in a field other than engineering, or
1d        a position in an organization that broadly supports the goals of civil engineering;
  and
2          a position or degree that values adaptability and innovation in their work.

ABET Student Outcomes

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

  • (a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • (d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • (g) an ability to communicate effectively
  • (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

2016-2017 Academic Year
Number of 2017 Graduates: 14
Number of Undergraduates 2016-17: 42

2015-2016 Academic Year
Number of 2016 Graduates: 17
Number of Undergraduates 2015-16: 49

2014-2015 Academic Year
Number of 2015 Graduates: 8
Number of Undergraduates 2014-15: 55

Continuous Improvement

The Department of Civil Engineering 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.

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