Student Outcomes

ABET General Student Outcomes for all Engineering Technology Programs:

The program must have documented student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. There must be a documented and effective process for the periodic review and revision of these student outcomes.

For purposes of this section, broadly defined activities are those that involve a variety of resources; that involve the use of new processes, materials, or techniques in innovative ways; and that require a knowledge of standard operating procedures. Narrowly defined activities are those that involve limited resources, that involve the use of conventional processes and materials in new ways, and that require a knowledge of basic operating processes.

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

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

Program Specific Student Outcomes:

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

  • utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
  • conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
  • utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
  • apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

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

  • plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction;
  • perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and  maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering;
  • select appropriate engineering materials and practices, and;
  • perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering