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Mission Statement for Construction Engineering Technology:

The University of Southern Mississippi Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program is committed to producing graduates who possess the necessary skills to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field. The graduates' critical thinking, discipline and work ethics will be such that a short period of training and work experience will allow them to move into managerial positions.

Program Educational Objectives** for Construction Engineering Technology:

The undergraduate construction engineering technology program prepares students to achieve the following educational objectives within 3-5 years of graduation:

  • PEO 1:  Create and present documents such as construction safety plans, project management plans, and estimate/schedule basis.
  • PEO 2:  Assemble construction cost estimates and schedules.
  • PEO 3:  Attain industry-specific certifications and licensure.
  • PEO 4:  Successfully contribute as team members within integrated design-build projects.
  • PEO 5:  Advance professionally with increasing leadership and responsibility beyond entry level in construction related fields.

** These PEOs were approved by program faculty on 12/2/19 and will be presented to and reviewed by the CET Industry Advisory Council on 3/31/2020 during its Spring 2020 meeting.

Construction Engineering Technology ABET Student Learning Outcomes

  1. 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. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. 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. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

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