About the Program
The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon completion of the required program. The program emphasizes theory and practice.
The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides a foundation of knowledge in applied engineering by merging the analytic skills of the engineer with the practical skills of the technician. The combination of theory and application prepares graduates for a transition to rewarding employment in a variety of industries.
Civil engineering technology graduates apply engineering principles in performing many of the tasks necessary for the planning and construction of highways, buildings, railroads, bridges, reservoirs, dams, irrigation works, water systems, airports, and other structures. Graduates may participate in estimating costs, preparing specifications for materials, and in surveying, drafting, and design work. In recent years, a major work area for civil and environmental engineering technology has involved environmental problems. This area includes design and construction of water supply facilities and the design of wastewater collection and treatment facilities.
Under the revised rules and regulations of the Colorado State Board for Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, students within 30 semester hours of graduation may take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Ill Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Phone: 410-347-7700.
If considering graduate school studies in engineering or physical science, students are encouraged to elect the mathematics minor.
If considering graduate school studies in architectural engineering, students are encouraged to elect the architecture minor.
The program must have documented student outcomes that support the program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes prepares graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.
- an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
- an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
- an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and
- an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.