The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.

The 122-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of civil engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 


The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.


  • To understand, apply and develop fundamental knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • To attain advanced qualification in both specialization and breadth
  • To understand and apply business sensitive criteria in meeting professional responsibilities
  • To incorporate societal sensitive criteria into professional decisions
  • To develop forward-thinking attitudes that enhance lifelong learning, communication, and exemplary practice 

The Department of Civil Engineering is using the following ABET student outcomes:

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 enginering 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

Additional outcomes as per ASCE criteria are:

  • Breadth in civil engineering areas
  • Technical specialization
  • Project management
  • Public policy
  • Business and public administration
  • Leadership
  • Attitudes

The current overall undergraduate enrollment in Civil and Environmental Engineering is 371 students distributed over all four years of study (as of Fall 2022), making up 9% of the Clark School of Engineering undergraduate student body. 

In the 2022 academic year, the Civil and Environmental Engineering program awarded 120 Bachelor of Science degrees. For students who entered our department as freshmen in Fall of 2017, 83% graduated in four years, and 97% graduated in five years.