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Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes

 The Civil Engineering Technology department at UPJ 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 UPJ CET program will have demonstrated they have achieved the following general 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 apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology 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 non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for 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.
In addition to the above general outcomes, the ETAC of ABET program outcomes for both Associate and Baccalaureate Degree CET programs require that graduates of the UPJ CET program demonstrate they are capable of the following: 

  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.