The civil engineering program and the construction engineering program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, View a full map of undergraduate curriculum by visiting undergraduate degree requirements.


Program educational objectives
By three to five years after graduation, graduates of the civil and construction engineering programs will have:

  1. Pursued successful careers and expertise in civil engineering, construction engineering, or a related profession
  2. Collaborated effectively on multi-disciplinary teams to address the needs of society and the environment
  3. Pursued lifelong learning, professional development, and licensure as appropriate for their career goals
Student outcomes
At graduation, students in Iowa State University’s Civil and Construction Engineering programs will have the following student outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of 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
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Undergraduate enrollment and graduation data
Academic year Fall enrollment Annual Graduation Data
Construction Engineering Civil
Construction Engineering
633 282 143 54
2018-2019 708 305 162 83
2017-2018 713 319 147 74
2016-2017 753 315 150 62
Additional accreditation information
Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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