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.
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
- Graduates make significant contributions to the engineering technology profession to their employers and communities.
- Graduates function effectively on professional teams and communicate with speaking, writing, and graphical skills.
- Graduates respect professional, ethical, and social issues as well as a commitment to quality and dependability.
- 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.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined civil engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined civil engineering technology problems.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Students utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering.
- Students conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering.
- Students utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout.
- Students apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.