2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Civil Engineering Technology, B.S.


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Students will be provided with knowledge and skills immediately useful to contractors, consulting engineers, surveyors, architects, industrial firms, utilities, and certain government agencies. Employment opportunities open to graduates include structural design, construction materials analysis, surveying (construction, land, mining and control), and assisting civil engineers in the analysis, design, and construction of other facilities. The associate and baccalaureate degree programs in civil engineering technology are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Admissions Requirement
In order to apply for the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology program, you must first complete Bluefield State’s A.S. in Civil Engineering degree.

 

 

The Civil Engineering Technology program publishes the following program educational objectives as broad statements describing expected accomplishments of its graduates during the first few years after graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

Baccalaureate degree graduates will demonstrate additional depth and breadth to the program educational objectives stated above. In addition, the following accomplishments are also expected of baccalaureate degree graduates.

1. Graduates make significant contributions to the engineering technology profession to their employers and communities.

2. Graduates function effectively on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.

3. Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.

4. Graduates remain current professionally through the attendance of training, seminars, conferences, etc.

The Civil Engineering Technology program publishes the following program outcomes to describe what students are expected to know and do at the time of graduation. These relate to knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire in the program.

Student Outcomes

1. Students demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

2. Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.

3. Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

4. Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.

5. Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

The following courses are required for the associate degree and baccalaureate degree respectively, listed in the recommended sequence.

Academic Plan of Study


Total Credit Hours: 15


Second Semester


Total Credit Hours: 17


Third Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 13


Fifth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 17


Total Credit Hours: 15


Seventh Semester


Total Credit Hours: 14


Eighth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 15


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