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Civil Engineering Technology Program

Program Educational Objectives (No. 1 to 5)

(a-k reference TAC of ABET Criterion 3)

Guided by the Mission of the University, the Civil Engineering Technology program is committed to preparing students who will be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. Within three to five years of graduation, the program expects that Civil Engineering Technology graduates will be:

  1. Using the knowledge of the fundamental mathematics and technical sciences that was integrated within their Civil Engineering Technology degree program, and successfully applying the analytical techniques and problem-solving skills they learned in their careers. (b, f)
  2. Using the academic experience they attained from laboratory projects, experimentation, classroom lectures, and demonstrations; and applying the in-depth technical knowledge they attained in areas such as applied mechanics, structural analysis and design, computer-aided design, surveying, soils, transportation, and hydrology. (a, c, d)
  3. Effectively using their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes within interpersonal, team, and group environments. (e, g)
  4. Demonstrating professionalism and ethics, including a commitment to quality performance and timeliness, respect for diversity, and awareness of international issues; and initiating professional development that will continue throughout their careers. (h, i, j, k)
  5. Applying their technical and managerial skills to their careers in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure; and utilizing their skills to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil projects.

Program Learning Outcomes (Part I, a through k)

Note: Program Learning Outcomes part I, a through k are cross referenced to a through k of TAC of ABET General Criteria, Criterion 3, Program Outcomes

Part I - Civil Engineering Technology graduates will have:

  1. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines; (a)
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology; (b)
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes; (c)
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program educational objectives; (d)
  5. an ability to function effectively on teams; (e)
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems; (f)
  7. an ability to communicate effectively; (g)
  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning; (h)
  9. an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities; (i)
  10. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; (j) and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. (k)

Program Learning Outcomes (Part II, a through f; and Part III, a through e)

Note: Program Learning Outcomes part II, a through f are cross referenced to a through f (for associate or baccalaureate degrees) of TAC of ABET “Program Criteria for Civil Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs; and Program Learning Outcomes part III, a through e are cross referenced to a through e (for baccalaureate degrees)."

Part II - Civil Engineering Technology graduates will have the additional ability to:

  1. utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering documents;
  2. conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials;
  3. utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout;
  4. determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems;
  5. estimate material quantities for technical projects; and
  6. employ productivity software to solve technical problems.

Part III - Civil Engineering Technology graduates will have the further ability to:

  1. plan and prepare design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules;
  2. perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems in the civil technical specialties.
  3. select appropriate engineering materials and practices;
  4. apply basic technical concepts to the solution of civil engineering problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems; and
  5. perform standard analysis and design in at least three of the recognized technical specialties within civil engineering technology that are appropriate to the goals of the program.

12/8/2008, Applied for assessment periods beginning in 2009


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