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You Know You Can, but Should You and Will You? The Status of Master’s Level Accreditation in Civil Engineering

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Conference

2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Beyond BS: Issues Affecting Graduate Education

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

23.1402.1 - 23.1402.7

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https://peer.asee.org/22787

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22

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Andrea L Welker PE Villanova University

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Dr. Andrea L. Welker, PE, is an associate professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University. Dr. Welker teaches a variety of geotechnical undergraduate and graduate classes, including soil mechanics, foundation design, geoenvironmental engineering, and geosynthetics. Her research focuses on the geotechnical aspects of storm water control measures. In addition to teaching and performing research, she is the assessment chair and study abroad advisor for her department and is the chair of the continuing education committee for the geo-institute.

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Abstract

You Know You Can, but Should You and Will You? The Status of Master’s Level Accreditation in Civil EngineeringAbstractIn 2008, with the support of the American Society of Civil Engineers and theNational Academy of Engineering, ABET lifted its prohibition on dual-levelaccreditation. Currently, only one school in the nation, The University ofLouisville, has attained accreditation for both the bachelor’s and master’s degreesin civil engineering. This paper will examine the advantages and disadvantages ofdual-level accreditation. The results of a survey of the civil engineers departmenthead’s council will be used to explore how many programs intend to seek dual-level accreditation as well as the reasons for why or why they do not plan to seekaccreditation of their master’s programs.

Welker, A. L. (2013, June), You Know You Can, but Should You and Will You? The Status of Master’s Level Accreditation in Civil Engineering Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22787

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