Civil Engineering Technology – Construction Track

Program Educational Objectives – Student Outcomes – Program Metrics

The Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Track program prepares graduates through a balanced program of mathematics, sciences, business, technical studies and construction practices. The curriculum stresses the application of technical knowledge, construction methods, problem-solving ability and communication skills toward the completion of large-scale construction projects.

Murray State University's Civil Engineering Technology/ Construction Track degree is accredited by the:

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Track program has been accredited since 1981. Murray State has maintained this strong ETAC/ABET accredited program for over 30 years.

The Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for the Civil Engineering Technology/Construction 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/Construction Track program is a personal and highly-interactive undergraduate education program.

Program Educational Objectives
Within 5 years of graduation, Civil Engineering Technology – Construction Track graduates will have:
1. Attained a position related to Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Track.
2. Demonstrated a commitment to continuing professional improvement.
3. Demonstrated growth or advancement in their chosen profession.
4. Some level of management responsibilities.

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 techniques that are appropriate to administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes;
b. estimate costs, estimate quantities, and evaluate materials for construction projects;
c. utilize measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction;
d. apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to construction engineering.
e. produce and utilize design, construction, and operations documents;
f. perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems associated with construction engineering;
g. select appropriate construction materials and practices;
h. apply appropriate principles of construction management, law, and ethics, and;
i. perform standard analysis and design in at least one sub-discipline related to construction engineering.

Program Metrics

Recent Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Murray State Civil Engineering Technology/Construction 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
(270) 809-6910