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Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

     The Civil Engineering Technology department at Pitt-Johnstown has adopted the general and program specific outcomes defined by the ETAC 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, ETAC of ABET Student Outcomes for Baccalaureate Degree CET programs require that graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown CET program demonstrate they are capable of the following:

a.    utilize principles, hardware, and software tht are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;

b.  conduct standardized field and laboratory tests relted to civil engineering;

c.  utilize surveying methods apropriate 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 analysis 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.