The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org.).


Program Educational Objectives

Program Education Objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the Civil Engineering program at the University of Memphis.

The University of Memphis Department of Civil Engineering's undergraduate program offers a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering degree, and our faculty is committed to teaching, inspiring, and mentoring students who will meet the following objectives:

  1. Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of civil engineers.
  2. Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if that is consistent with their career plans.
  3. Graduates will assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes focus on those abilities that are measurable at the successful end of a student's academic program in Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis.

Fall 2016 - Spring 2018

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments and to analyze and interpret data in two or more of the following areas: environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, and materials
  • an ability to design a civil engineering system, component, or process to meet specified performance, cost, time, safety and quality needs, and objectives 
  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve civil engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to convey technical material through oral presentations and written papers and reports
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for professional licensure and a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


 Spring 2019 - Present


  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


Enrollment and Graduation Data

(Fall 2020 Semester Census) Full Time / Part-Time



Number of Graduates in 2020-21 Academic Year