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Civil Engineering Technology – Construction Track


Program Educational Objectives – Student Outcomes – Program Metrics


The Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Track program prepares graduates through a balanced program of mathematics, sciences, business, technical studies and construction practices.  The curriculum stresses the application of technical knowledge, construction methods, problem-solving ability and communication skills toward the completion of large-scale construction projects.


Murray State University's Civil Engineering Technology/ Construction 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/Construction Track program has been accredited since 1981.  MSU has maintained this strong TAC/ABET accredited program for over 30 years.


The Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for the Civil Engineering Technology/Construction 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/Construction Track program is a personal and highly-interactive undergraduate education program.

Program Educational Objectives


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

1.      Attained a position related to Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Track.

2.      Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional improvement.

3.      Demonstrated growth or advancement in their chosen profession.

4.      Some level of management responsibilities.


Student Outcomes

Criterion 2


Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology/Construction 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 modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes;

b.   evaluating materials and methods for construction projects;

c.   utilizing modern surveying methods for construction layout;

d.   determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems;

e.   estimating material quantities and costs;

f.    employing productivity software to solve technical problems;

g.   producing and utilizing design, construction, and operations documents;

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

i.    selecting appropriate construction materials and practices;

j.    applying principles of construction law and ethics;

k.   applying basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving hydraulics and hydrology, geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling and management, and construction safety; and

l.    performing standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction engineering technology that is appropriate to the program.

Program Metrics


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

Academic Year

Fall (October) Enrollment

Civil Engineering Technology

Construction 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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