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.

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

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program has been accredited since 1987. Murray State has maintained this strong ETAC/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 Murray State’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.

Engineering Technology Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities,
  2. an ability to select and a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology, to engineering problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and to apply experimental results to improve processes,
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives,
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems,
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature,
  8. an understanding of the need for, and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional, and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  10. a knowledge of; the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

ASCE Outcomes

  1. utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
  2. conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
  3. utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
  4. apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
  5. plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction;
  6. perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering;
  7. select appropriate engineering materials and practices, and;
  8. perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

Program Metrics

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

Academic Year

Fall (October) Enrollment

Civil Engineering Technology General Track Graduates













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Contact Information

Dr. Danny Claiborne, Chair
Institute of Engineering
Murray State University