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School of Construction and Design


Construction Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates will possess the necessary skills;

  • critical thinking;
  • discipline; and
  • work ethic to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks consistent with the expectations of employers.

PROGRAM CRITERIA - Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of associate degree programs will, to the extent required to meet Program Educational Objectives:

  • a.   utilize techniques that are appropriate to administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes;
  • b.   estimate costs, estimate quantities, and evaluate materials for construction projects;
  • c.   utilize measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction;
  • d.   apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to construction engineering.

In addition, graduates of baccalaureate degree programs will, to the extent required to meet the Program Educational Objectives:

  • e. produce and utilize design, construction, and operations documents;
  • f. perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems associated with construction engineering;
  • g. select appropriate construction materials and practices;
  • h. apply appropriate principles of construction management, law, and ethics, and;
  • i. perform standard analysis and design in at least one sub-discipline related to construction engineering.


For baccalaureate degree programs, these student outcomes must include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:

  • a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • g. 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;
  • h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


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