About our Department


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will excel in undergraduate and graduate instruction, in research in all sub-areas of civil and environmental engineering, and in service to the public consistent with the land-grant mission of the university. The Department will make significant contributions to the economic development of the state, region and nation.


The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide quality education to prepare nationally competitive undergraduate students for a successful career in civil and environmental engineering; to provide advanced skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art research and design in sub-areas of civil and environmental engineering for graduate students; and to provide service to the university, engineering profession, and the public.

ABET Accreditation

The Civil Engineering program at NDSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). ABET accreditation ensures that our CE program:

Graduation from this ABET-accredited CE program is important to our students. ABET accreditation:

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

The following program educational objectives are consistent with the university, college, and department missions. Graduates of our B.S. in Civil Engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to:

Civil Engineering Program Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare our CE graduates to attain the program educational objectives include:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c. 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, and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary 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. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment (2017 Fall)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: 405

Civil Engineering Graduates (2017)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: 80

Annual Student Enrollment (2000-2017) - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


 Annual Student Graduation (2000-2017) - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering