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Civil Engineering Technology – General Track


Program Educational Objectives – Student Outcomes – Program Metrics


The Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program serves the basic needs of society through the planning, design and construction of buildings, highways, bridges, water and waste distribution and treatment systems.  With a degree in civil engineering technology, students will be qualified to begin a career as a project manager, construction project engineer, designer, estimator, material tester, field engineer, or surveyor.


MSU’s Civil Engineering Technology/General Track degree is accredited by the:


Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

111 Market Place, Suite 1050

Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410)347-7700


The Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program has been accredited since 1987.  MSU has maintained this strong TAC/ABET accredited program for over 25 years.


The Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for the Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program describe the characteristics of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are consistent with MSU’s mission and the needs of our constituencies. The focus of Murray State’s The Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program is a personal and highly-interactive undergraduate education program.

Program Educational Objectives


Within 5 years of graduation, Civil Engineering Technology – General Track graduates will have:

1.      Attained a position related to Civil Engineering Technology.

2.      Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional improvement.

3.      Demonstrated growth or advancement in their chosen profession.

4.      Responsibility for some facet of design.


Student Outcomes

Criterion 2


Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program at MSU will attain:


a.   an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of

      their discipline,

b.   an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of math, science, engineering and technology,

c.   an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes,

d.   an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives,

e.   an ability to function effectively on teams;

f.    an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems,

g.   an ability to communicate effectively,

h.   a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,

i.    an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities,

j.    a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues, and

k.   a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


ASCE  -- Outcomes (Criterion 8)


Graduates are capable of the following competencies:


a.   utilizing graphic techniques to produce engineering documents;

b.   conducting standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials;

c.   utilizing modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout;

d.   determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems;

e.   estimating material quantities for technical projects;

f.    employing productivity software to solve technical problems;

g.   planning and preparing design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules;

h.   performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems in civil technical specialties;

i.    selecting appropriate engineering materials and practices;

j.    applying basic technical concepts to the solution of civil problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and water wastewater systems; and

k.   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.

Program Metrics


Recent Enrollment and Graduation Data for the MSU Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program

Academic Year

Fall (October) Enrollment

Civil Engineering Technology General Track Graduates




2013-14 (Fall 2013)


TBA – May 2014


Contact Information:

Dr.  Danny Claiborne, Chair

Institute of Engineering

Murray State University


(270) 809-6910

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