Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives 

The objectives of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program at the University of California, Davis, are to produce civil and environmental engineers that:

  1. Are proficient in the fundamentals of engineering science, analytical and quantitative reasoning, and design in the context of civil and environmental engineering

  2. Are able to apply these skills in developing safe, sustainable, economical and environmentally sound solutions to civil engineering problems either within the profession or through post-graduate research

  3. Grow professionally in their careers through continued development of technical and management skills, achievement of professional licensure, and assumption of roles of responsibility in professional service

  4. Understand the needs and represent the diversity of the program’s constituencies*, thereby serving the needs of society and the profession

* The constituency of the CEE program includes our students and those organizations or employers that they might join during career paths spanning professional practice, education, and research. Specifically, these constituents may include consulting firms and organizations, state and federal agencies or laboratories, universities, cities and counties, contractors, civil-product manufacturers and suppliers, and environmental organizations

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering program will have

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data;
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within ealistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social,  political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary 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) knowledge of contemporary issues; 
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Civil Engineering – Program Enrollment and Degree Data
  Academic Year Enrollment Year Total Undergrad Total Grad* Degrees Awarded
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters* Doctorates*
Current 2013-14 FT 97 126 137 213   573 191 N/A TBA TBA TBA
Year PT       5   5 12
1 2012-13 FT 155 92 124 247   618 231 N/A 174 84 16
  PT       4   4 8
2 2011-12 FT 121 102 146 254   623 293 N/A 151 86 17
  PT       6   6 8
3 2010-11 FT 155 123 161 234   673 261 N/A 135 49 19
  PT       6   6 9
4 2009-10 FT 167 102 142 211   622 248 N/A 133 55 21
  PT   1 1 9   11 8
5 2008-09 FT 160 104 136 199   599 214 N/A 130 42 11
  PT       5   5 10
6 2007-08 FT 154 118 138 175   585 215 N/A 116 41 30
  PT       6   6 9
FT–full time  
PT–part time                  
*Data for the graduate degree, Civil & Environmental Engineering, is listed here.                
Undergraduate enrollment includes enrolled students and those on planned educational leave program (PELP).            
Graduate enrollment include enrolled students, those on PELP, filing fee or in graduate programs outside engineering who major reasearch advisor is an engineering faculty member.  
Undergraduate engineering double majors are counted as 1 in each major.                  
Undergraduate Enrollment double majors:  2012-13:  2; 2011-12:  2; 2010-11:  2;  2007-08: 1              


The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


Last Updated on June 30, 2014