Civil Engineering Technology

Note:  We are no longer accepting applications for this program. It will be phased out. This content remains as a reference for students currently in the program.

Mission of the Program

The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) program is to provide a high quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to begin a successful career in the civil engineering profession and to continue to grow personally throughout their career.

Civil Engineering Technology Outcomes

The Program Outcomes are:
  1. an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.
  2. an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  3. an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
  5. an ability to function effectively on teams.
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  10. a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Criteria

The Program Outcomes are general criteria while the Program Criteria are specific criteria and both are satisfied through the course goals and learning objectives. The Program Criteria are:
  1. utilizing graphic techniques to produce engineering documents.
  2. conducting standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials.
  3. utilizing modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
  4. determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  5. estimating material quantities for technical projects.
  6. employing productivity software to solve technical problems.
  7. planning and preparing design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.
  8. performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems in the civil technical specialties.
  9. selecting appropriate engineering materials and practices.
  10. applying basic technical concepts to the solution of civil problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems.
  11. performing standard analysis and design in at least three of the recognized technical specialties within civil engineering technology that are appropriate to the goals of the program.

Educational Objectives

To accomplish this mission, the Program has established the following Learning Objectives to prepare students for professional and personal success in the built environment. These four learning objectives, identical to the Department Goals, comprise the Program Educational Objectives.
  • Identify and solve technical problems as members and leaders of the designbuild team
  • Understand and incorporate the social, political, and economic aspects of technical problems in their solutions
  • Recognize and understand their professional and personal obligations in society
  • Pursue lifelong learning and professional development

Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • CIVE105 Intro to Civil Engineering
  • CIVE 110 Trend Shaping the Future
  • ENGL100 English I
  • MATH205 College Mathematics I
  • CHEM120 Chem of the Built Env
  • Total Credits: 18

Spring Semester

  • CIVE170 CAD in Civil Engineering
  • CIVT160 Fundamentals of Construction
  • ENGL English II
  • MATH250 Pre-Calculus
  • PHYS210 College Physics I
  • Total Credits: 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • CIVT202 Surveying for Civil Eng Tech
  • CIVT210 Structural Mechanics I
  • ELECTIVE Social Science Elective
  • MATH280 Calculus I
  • Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester

  • CIVT310 Structural Mechanics II
  • CIVT140 Materials Testing & Quality Cont
  • CIVT405 Dynamics
  • MATH290 Calculus II
  • ELECTIVE Social Science
  • Total Credits: 18

Summer Semester

  • COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional)
  • Total Credits: 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • CIVT472 Structural Analysis
  • CIVT480 Soil Mechanics
  • CIVT440 Applied Fluid Mechanics
  • CIVT350 Env Topics for Des & Const
  • MATH495 App Calc & Diff Equations or MATH620
  • Total Credits: 19

Spring Semester

  • COOP400 Cooperative Work Semester 1
  • Total Credits: 0

Summer Semester

  • CIVT455 Hydraulic Design
  • CIVT510 Structural Steel Analysis
  • ELECTIVE BCET Tech Elective II
  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Hum/SS Elect
  • Total Credits: 14 or 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • COOP600 Cooperative Work Semester II
  • Total Credits: 0

Spring Semester

  • CIVT460 Highway & Pavement Design
  • CIVT585 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CIVT340 Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • ELECTIVE BCET Tech Elective I
  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Hum/SS Elect
  • Total Credits: 18

Summer Semester

  • CIVT660 Senior Design
  • CIVT630 Professional Practice
  • ELECTIVE BCET Tech Elective II
  • ELECTIVE Upper Level Hum/SS Elect
  • Total Credits: 14 or 15

 

Elective I: CIVT555 Foundation Design and Construction
(Spring) CIVT575 Municipal Planning
MATH620 Applied Differential Equations I

Elective II: CIVT417 Design for the Environment
(Summer) CIVT562 Earthwork Design and Construction
CIVT215 Water Resources Management
MATH620 Applied Differential Equations
Electives will only be offered if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment.

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