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 meet Program Educational Objectives:

  • utilize techniques that are appropriate to administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes;
  • estimate costs, estimate quantities, and evaluate materials for construction projects;
  • utilize measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction;
  • 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:

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