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About Construction Engineering
The four-year B.S. degree program has strong foundations in materials
technology, surveying, CADD, construction estimating, mathematics,
computers, basic and engineering sciences, and has an excellent blend of
theory and practice of construction discipline. Coursework in Planning and
Scheduling, Construction Management, Financial Aspects of Engineering
Projects, and Structures including wood, masonry, concrete and steel is
required. In addition, the students are required to take courses in soils
and foundations, and mechanical and electrical systems.
The curriculum is designed to train students in the fundamentals of
construction engineering technology principles via hands-on experimentation
in a variety of laboratory settings, such as materials testing, manual and
computerized estimating and scheduling, oral and written presentations, and
applied learning exercises.
The four-year B.S. degree program in construction engineering technology
is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The B.S. degree programs
in construction (in addition to electronics) at Missouri Western are the
only programs in the State of Missouri at a public state-supported four-year
institution that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC
BS-CET Sample Program
The program educational objectives of BS CET are:
i. Possess the general knowledge of construction industry such as concepts,
terminologies, basic and standard problem-solving techniques.
ii. Demonstrate the ability to produce and utilize design, operation, and
execution documents related to building and/or heavy construction industry.
iii. Function effectively in a group environment in the workplace through
demonstration of technical and communication skills.
iv. Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
v. Show respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional,
societal and global issues.
vi. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous
vii. Continue professional development through life-long learning.
The course-level student learning outcomes for BS CET program are:
Aa. Utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement
construction contracts, documents, and codes;
Ab. Evaluating materials and methods for construction projects;
Ac. Utilizing modern surveying methods for construction layout;
Ad. Determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems;
Ae. Estimating material quantities and costs; and
Af. Employing productivity software to solve technical problems.
Ba. Producing and utilizing design, construction, and operations
Bb. Performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design,
construction, and maintenance of systems in the construction technical
Bc. Selecting appropriate construction materials and practices;
Bd. Applying principles of construction law and ethics;
Be. Applying basic technical concepts to the solution of construction
problems involving hydraulics and hydrology, geotechnics, structures,
construction scheduling and management, and construction safety; and
Bf. Performing standard analysis and design in at least one recognized
technical specialty within
construction engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the
The program-level student learning outcomes are:
a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and
modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology
b. 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;
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
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering
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
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.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Long Qiao