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The Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: Preparing the Future Civil Engineer (CEBOK)

Through its comprehensive CEBOK, ASCE has defined the set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to exercise responsible charge in the practice of civil engineering.

Prepared by the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 3 Task Committee of the Committee on Education of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the CEBOK is a roadmap to prepare the engineers of the future.

Access a free copy of the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge: Preparing the Future Civil Engineer, Third Edition

The CEBOK outlines 21 foundational, technical, and professional practice learning outcomes for individuals entering into responsible charge in the practice of civil engineering.

CEBOK Outcomes Graphic

Rationale and guidance for fulfilling the outcomes through formal education, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and mentored early career experience are provided.

Additional topics include:

  • Foundational course education,
  • Engineering fundamentals,
  • Engineering technical skills,
  • Engineering curriculum development, and
  • Business and professional skills and responsibilities

Other resources

Body of Knowledge

Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge

Get a free copy of ASCE's Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge.

CEBOK Roadmap

The CEBOK for students

Learn how to use the CEBOK as a roadmap to a successful career in civil engineering.

ASCE CEBOK Infographic for Faculty

The CEBOK for faculty

Learn how to introduce the CEBOK in the classroom and help students chart their course.