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,

The Civil Engineering Technology/General Track program has been accredited since 1987.  MSU 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 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.

Engineering Technology Student Outcomes
a.    an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities,
b.    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
c.    an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and to apply experimental results to improve processes,
d.    an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate  to program  educational objectives,
e.    an ability to function effectively as a member  or leader on a technical team;
f.    an ability to identify, analyze and solve  broadly-defined engineering technology problems,
g.    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,
h.    an understanding of the need for, and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
i.    an understanding of and a commitment to address  professional,  and ethical  responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
j.    a knowledge of  the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global  context  and
k.    a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

ASCE Outcomes
a.    utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
b.    conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
c.    utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
d.    apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
e.    plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction;
f.    perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and  maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering;
g.    select appropriate engineering materials and practices, and;
h.    perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

Program Metrics

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

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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
(270) 809-6910