UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The Civil Engineering Technology department at Pitt-Johnstown has adopted the general and program specific outcomes defined by the TAC of ABET for Civil Engineering Technology Baccalaureate Degree programs. Upon completion of their degree, graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown CET program will have demonstrated they have achieved the following general outcomes:
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 mathematics, 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.
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
In addition to the above general outcomes, the TAC of ABET program outcomes for both Associate and Baccalaureate Degree CET programs require that graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown CET program demonstrate they are capable of the following:
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.
Additional outcomes defined by the TAC of ABET for only Baccalaureate Degree CET programs require that graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown CET program demonstrate they are capable of the following:
a. planning and preparing design and construction documents, such as specification, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.
b. performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems in the civil technical specialties.
c. selecting appropriate engineering materials and practices.
d. applying basic technical concepts to the solution of civil problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems.
e. 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.