Department of Engineering Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

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About Construction Engineering Technology

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 of ABET).

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The program educational goals 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 improvement.
vii. Continue professional development through life-long learning.

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 activities;
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 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.

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 documents;
Bb. Performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems in the construction technical specialties;
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 program.


Program Coordinator: Dr. Long Qiao