The bachelor’s degree program in Civil Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Engineering Accreditation Commission

Mission Statement

The mission of the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University is to prepare our graduates to become professional engineers and leaders in the civil engineering profession by providing our students with a solid education that will enable them to integrate fundamental scientific engineering principles and that will couple with the latest technological advances to facilitate the development of their problem solving skills. Additionally, the department provides opportunities for enhancement of the students’ educational experience through meaningful interactions with the profession.

In summary, we expect our graduates to be fully prepared for life-long learning experiences that will strengthen their abilities to successfully and effectively solve the complex civil engineering problems facing society.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate civil engineering program within the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University will produce graduates:

  • who are prepared to enter civil engineering practice and/or continue their education through study in graduate and professional programs;
  • most of whom will become practicing civil engineers with most of these becoming licensed professional engineers; and
  • many of whom will pursue advanced studies.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, science (including calculus-based physics, chemistry and at least one additional area of basic science), and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a civil engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs while incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints such as those based on economic, environmental, sustainability, constructability, ethical, health and safety, social, and political issues in more than one civil engineering context
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve civil engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of civil engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning 
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues including current civil engineering professional practice issues and an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, leadership and the importance of licensure
  11. an ability to use modern tools, techniques, and computation methods necessary for civil engineering practice

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester Undergraduate
Bachelor Degrees
2016-17 725
2015-16 727 187
2014-15 730 172
2013-14 926 182
2012-13 842 192

* Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for AY 2013 and before included freshmen.