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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

Graduates of the BSET-Civil program will be able to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of contemporary social and economic issues, and the relationship of those issues to their professional civil engineering practice.
  2. Demonstrate the need to maintain their technical skills and develop new ones through personal development and life-long learning.
  3. Capable of conveying technical information through their proficiency in written and spoken communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding for cultural and ethnic diversity in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to their field and to society.
  6. Able to acquire and maintain successful employment using their skills in applied civil engineering technology.
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the BSET program in Civil Engineering Technology, graduates will be able to

  1. Use appropriate tools to acquire data and analyze problems, including software and lab equipment.
  2. Apply the principles of mathematics, science and engineering technology to perform technical calculations and solve for civil engineering technology problems.
  3. Perform competently in a laboratory setting.
  4. Solve problems and design components, systems or processes appropriate to civil engineering technology.
  5. Demonstrate effective skills in the development and presentation of team projects utilizing written, oral and graphical communication skills as well as proper use of references.
  6. Function effectively in a team.
  7. Generate creative and realistic solutions to defined problems and projects.
  8. Exhibit knowledge and skills consistent with expectations of a practicing engineering technologist, including professional development and continuous improvement.
  9. Demonstrate a general knowledge of professional and ethical responsibility toward employers, customers, and society.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of civil engineering technology solutions in a societal context.
  11. Utilize computer software to prepare technical reports.
  12. Conduct standardized construction/civil engineering materials experiments.
  13. Utilize surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
  14. Conduct basic structural analysis including forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  15. Plan and prepare several engineering management documents, design and construction documents such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.
  16. Perform economic analysis and cost analysis related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems in civil specialties.
  17. Select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
  18. Perform standard analysis and design in the following sub-discipline: Structures, Geotechnical, construction, transportation, or environmental.