Accreditation

ABET

ABET is a professional accrediting organization that reviews educational programs. The ABET accreditation process, a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review, helps assure quality in educational programs. ABET-accredited educational programs must meet certain defined standards.

Accreditation serves to notify:

  • parents and prospective students that a program has met minimum standards
  • faculty, deans and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program
  • employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice
  • taxpayers that their funds are spent well
  • the public that graduates are aware of public health and safety considerations

The present accreditation process requires each educational program to participate in a loop of self-examination and improvement:

  • definition of desired program objectives and outcomes
  • collection and evaluation of data regarding how well objectives and outcomes are being reached
  • formulation and pursuit of appropriate means of better accomplishing objectives and outcomes
  • repetition of the process beginning with re-evaluation of objectives and outcomes

The Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Programs at Missouri S&T are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, telephone: (410) 347-7700.


Civil Engineering Mission Statement

The Civil Engineering Program will prepare students for professional performance in the global society and for life long development in the civil engineering profession through a comprehensive, forward-looking and broad-based curriculum in civil engineering emphasizing fundamentals and practical applications, oral and written communication skills, computer applications skills, and professional practice issues and ethics.

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the civil engineering program are able to apply their scientific and technical knowledge base as they progress along their career in civil engineering as evidenced by:

  • having passed the FE and/or PE examinations
  • having led a small design team
  • being able to independently assess others' work
  • being able to integrate their own work with the work of others
  • keeping up with technological advances     

Graduates of the civil engineering program are able to identify, formulate, develop, and execute practical, innovative, high quality, and cost efficient solutions for civil engineering problems as evidenced by:

  • having led or managed a project from start to finish
  • having developed some creative design or construction ideas that were ultimately adopted
  • having completed the design and/or the construction of a significant project that was well put-together

Graduates of the civil engineering program are ethical professionals who are able to function as part of a professional enterprise while protecting human health and welfare and the environment in a global society as evidenced by:

  • an understanding of and the ability to apply design codes
  • a recognition and an understanding of the regulatory environment
  • having maintained active membership in professional societies
  • an awareness of current trends and future opportunities in local, regional, and global issues
  • an active involvement in organizations that promote global societal well-being

Graduates of the civil engineering program are professionals whose growth through continuing education, professional development, and professional licensure has positioned them to have a positive impact on regional, national, and global professional communities as evidenced by:

  • a pursuit of advanced education
  • keeping up with continuing education requirements
  • having held leadership positions in professional societies
  • having exhibited leadership in community involvement through participation in civic/social activities and organizations
  • positive experiences involving networking with clients

Graduates of the civil engineering program are professionals who develop individual and team skills to maximize the benefits of their engineering education by applying it in actual situations as evidenced by:

  • an ability to communicate clearly
  • assignment to a leadership or management role
  • an ability to resolve conflicts in a group or team setting
  • an ability to apply their knowledge in practical situations
  • involvement with company marketing and sales operations

 

Civil Engineering Student Outcomes — An Overview

Consistent with the program educational objectives listed above, the Missouri S&T civil engineering program graduate will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function in mufti-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. the ability to communicate effectively
  8. an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of science
  13. an ability to design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context
  14. the ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership

Architectural Engineering Mission Statement

The Architectural Engineering Program will provide students with the tools necessary to solve architectural engineering problems critical to our society's well-being. This will be accomplished through a comprehensive, forward-looking and broad-based architectural engineering curriculum emphasizing fundamentals, practical applications, oral and written communication skills, computer applications skills, and professional practice issues and ethics. The Program will prepare graduates for entry into the architectural engineering profession, for life-long learning, and to function as architectural engineers in a global society.

Architectural Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Consistent with the mission statement, graduates of the Missouri S&T Architectural Engineering Program will demonstrate: 

Technical competency, as evidenced by:

  • holding the PE within six years of graduation
  • lead responsibility for project tasks including preparation of project documents, preparation of project specifications, and/or overseeing aspects of contract administration
  • utilizing and understanding resources including codes, standards, specifications, contracts and business practices within a company
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work
  • mentoring staff with less professional experience

An ability to communicate effectively, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • successful interaction with clients and peers in written and oral form, such as:
    1. leading role in oral communication/interaction at team level project meetings at three years beyond graduation
    2. leading role in oral communication/interaction at client based project meetings at six years beyond graduation
    3. generating written reports, with supervision, related to project documents, project specifications, and/or contract administration at three years beyond graduation
    4. generating full scope written documents with supervision, related to project proposals at six years beyond graduation
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work in oral and written form

Continuing professional development, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • holding the PE within six years of graduation
  • educational development in the form of:
    1. continuing education/professional seminars (in-house or external)
    2. professional workshops
    3. advancement or completion toward advanced degree
    4. advancement in technological developments (LEED, energy start, sustainability, etc.)
  • advancement in their chosen field or career path
  • participation in professional societies/organizations
  • maintain connections to Missouri S&T

Managerial competence, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • managing project tasks and/or a small project with limited supervision
  • communicate effectively with clients and staff outside of discipline
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work
  • develop a scope of service and/or generating a schedule for performance of work
  • demonstrating responsibility for:
    1. time management
    2. cost management and/or scheduling resources
    3. management of lower level staff members

An ability to work in teams, as evidenced by:

  • an ability to function and communicate within a team
  • an ability to provide technical knowledge to a team
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work

Professional responsibility, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • activity in professional societies/organizations
  • an understanding of the greater impact of a particular project (aesthetic concerns, environmental concerns, ethical concerns, financial concerns, and long-term concerns)
  • an appreciation for the role of various disciplines within your profession
  • mentoring staff with less professional experience
  • holding the PE within six years of graduation
  • community involvement (at six years after graduation)

 

Architectural Engineering Student Outcomes — An Overview

Consistent with its mission graduates of the Missouri S&T Architectural Engineering Program will have:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function in mufti-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility for the continued well-being of their alma mater and their profession
  7. the ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and social context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues including architectural principles and the historical development and significance of architecture
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice        

Environmental Engineering Mission Statement

The Environmental Engineering Program will prepare students for a career in the global, interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering and for life-long development in the profession. The program's fundamental base in biological and earth sciences and development of specific engineering application skills prepares graduates to approach unique, atypical problems with a true problem-solving approach, develop solutions to benefit society and the environment, and promote these solutions.

Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

Consistent with the mission statement, graduates of the Missouri S&T Environmental Engineering Program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:

Professional development, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • passing the FE
  • obtaining or progressing toward an advanced degree
  • holding the PE within 5 years of graduation
  • maintaining connections to Missouri S&T
  • activity in professional organizations

Technical competency, as evidenced by:

  • independently evaluating data, modeling and performing systems evaluations
  • problem solving
  • utilizing resources
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work

Responsibility/Leadership, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • managing project tasks with limited supervision
  • leading a team to design a system
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work
  • mentoring new staff
  • demonstrating responsibility for:
    1. time management
    2. cost management
    3. management of lower level staff members

An ability to communicate effectively, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • demonstrated high quality in reports or other deliverables
    1. written reports - should be reviewed by higher level staff member at 3 years
    2. final report authorship 5 years after graduation
  • successful communication with clients and peers
  • negotiation (at 5 years) in applicable fields
  • critiquing or reviewing others’ work
  • generating standard business documents, with supervision, such as:
    1. specifications (at 3 years beyond graduation)
    2. comment letters (at 3 years beyond graduation)
    3. proposal/request for bids/RFPs (at 3 years beyond graduation)
    4. maintenance studies (at 3 years beyond graduation)
    5. comprehensive monitoring evaluation systems (at 5 years beyond graduation)
    6. permits, portions of permits, or permit applications (at 5 years beyond graduation)

An ability to work in teams, as evidenced by:

  • an understanding of the organization mission
  • being desired as a team member by others in the organization

A big picture view of their field, as evidenced by a combination of:

  • activity in professional organizations
  • an understanding of how to develop a good leader (insight)
  • an ability to integrate data and find gaps
  • holding and being able to use technical knowledge
  • an understanding applicable systems (synthesis) with comprehension of data value
  • at five years after graduation, an understanding of how things transfer from environmental engineering to other fields, and the ability to evaluate systems with knowledge of uncertainty included in other related areas of practice (at 5 years of graduation)

 

Environmental Engineering Student Outcomes — An Overview

Consistent with the program educational objectives listed above, the Missouri S&T environmental engineering program graduate will have:

  1. ability to apply knowledge of mathematics including differential equations, probability and statistics, sciences including physics, chemistry, biology, and geology, and engineering fundamentals including fluid mechanics
  2. ability to outline and conduct experiments in sciences and in at least two environmental engineering areas
  3. ability to carry out the design of an integrated system and its various components and processes for an environmental engineering project
  4. effective communication in multidisciplinary environments
  5. ability to identify, evaluate and solve environmental engineering problems
  6. understanding of the responsibility of environmental engineers to practice in a professional and ethical manner at all times
  7. ability to communicate effectively using oral, written and graphic forms
  8. ability to provide leadership when working in multi-disciplinary teams
  9. understanding of the potential impacts of engineering solutions on society and the environment
  10. understanding of the need for up to date engineering tools acquired through life-long learning
  11. knowledge of contemporary issues related to environmental engineering
  12. environmental engineering project management skills and design techniques
  13. proficiency as demonstrated by problem solving in at least four environmental engineering areas
  14. ability to explain environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Information
for all Engineering Degree Programs and Computer Science

Missouri S&T Accreditation

Undergraduate Enrollment by Program
Bachelors Degree Awards by Program

Note: Civil Engineering figures include both on and off-site delivery locations.

Undergraduate Enrollment
Bachelor's Degreees Awarded