Civil Engineering Accreditation and Assessment

Institution: Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Contact: Amir Mirmiran,, 305-348-2522
Program: Civil Engineering

All academic programs of Florida International University are approved by the Florida Board of Education, the FIU Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


The following undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


ABET accreditation provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.

Civil Engineering Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering (CEE) is to teach, conduct research and serve the community through professional development and technology transfer. The CEE pursues excellent teaching by providing quality education that will enable its graduates to demonstrate their technical proficiency, their ability to communicate effectively, their responsible citizenship, their lifelong learning, and their ethical behavior in their career and professional practice. The CEE also encourages activities that enrich the student potential for career and professional achievement and leadership. The CEE is committed to providing graduates who improve the quality of life, meet the needs of industry and government, and contribute to the economic competitiveness of Florida and the nation. The CEE strives to attain a level of research and scholarly productivity befitting a major research university and warranting national and international recognition for excellence.

Program Educational Objectives

BS in Civil Engineering Program

Objective 1: Career Success
Graduates will advance in their careers in civil engineering or related areas by demonstrating technical proficiency, communication skills, responsible citizenship, leadership, and ethical behavior.

Objective 2: Professional Licensure
Graduates will make progress towards obtaining professional registration, special licensing, or certification.

Objective 3: Lifelong Learning
Graduates will pursue continued life-long learning to become the problem solvers considering the global, economic, environmental, and social impact.

Student Outcomes

(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, manufacturability, 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.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics


Department Student Level Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013
Civil Engineering GRAD II 46 43 47 50 54 61 71
LOWER 180 152 200 173 156 147 178
UPPER 296 373 406 454 434 395 421
GRAD I 60 72 65 61 50 53 47
Civil Engineering Total 582 640 718 738 694 656 717

Degree Count

Department STUDENT
Civil Engineering BACHELORS 54 63 80 85 85 98
MASTERS 17 30 21 25 30 25
DOCTORAL 8 8 9 6 7 9
TOTAL DEGREES 79 101 110 116 122 132