Graduating Seniors

Steps to Becoming a Professional Engineer

A civil engineer’s products are most often in the public arena and therefore public safety and health are important considerations. For this reason planning, designing and construction of projects require a professional engineer direct such work. It is important for civil engineers to aspire to become a professional engineer. There are several steps in becoming a professional engineer.

  1. Graduate from an ABET accredited civil engineering program.
  2. Take and pass the fundamental exam.
  3. Work under the supervision of a professional engineer for a period of four years. Credit for part of the four years can be earned by completing the co-op program or completing a graduate degree.
  4. Take and pass the professional engineering exam.