Effective Fall 2020
- School of Engineering Technologies
- Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
- More Information about Civil Engineering Technology
This curriculum is designed to equip graduates to face the challenge of modern engineering practice. The major emphasizes applications-based engineering studies involving the planning, analysis, and design of civil engineering/surveying projects. Modern approaches to the planning, analysis, and design of highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and site development are emphasized. Technical instruction with modern instrumentation, hardware, and software is reinforced with foundation courses emphasizing written and oral communication, and physical sciences. All of the instruction is presented with problem solving in mind and with a strong emphasis on applications and critical thinking. The major prepares students for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which is the first step in registering as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment/graduation data for this major
Graduates can seek employment in a wide range of civil engineering specialties. These include bridge and highway design, construction management, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic systems design, land development, pollution control, and structural design. Employment opportunities will exist with private consulting firms, design/construction businesses, and government agencies, including PennDOT, DEP, USGS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the uniformed services. Local municipality planning and engineering agencies will also offer opportunities for employment. Graduates seeking self-employment opportunities will be aided by education leading to licensure as a professional engineer.
Recommended High School Subjects
Strong preparation in mathematics, such as trigonometry and algebra; sciences, such as chemistry and physics; and communication skills is recommended. Coursework in computer usage, drafting, CAD, and surveying at the high school level is helpful.
Special Equipment Needs
The College provides computer lab facilities in the instructional buildings used by the program. There are also computer labs in the campus library. A student may choose to purchase a laptop type device for their convenience. However, it is not required to be successful in the program. If purchased, a device should be capable of running Microsoft Office applications, have Wi-Fi connectivity, a minimum of 8GB of RAM, a CPU such as the Intel CORE i5 or greater. A touchscreen with pen support is recommended. However, a Wacom type tablet is an alternative to a touchscreen. In general, a mid-level device should suffice for the applications used in the program. For more in-depth information see Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology Computer Hardware Guidelines.
Math Remediation: Civil Engineering coursework (CET) requires that students begin the first semester enrolled in MTH 008 or higher.
Students who begin their first semester below MTH 008 may not begin taking CET coursework, with the exception of CET101. Related coursework (courses other than CET) may be completed. Students placing below MTH 008 will need additional semesters to complete the degree.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see https://www.pct.edu/admissions/transfer/transferring-credits). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- design systems, components, or processes, meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
- function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1.0||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|CET101||Introduction to Surveying & Civil Engineering Technologies||.5||.25||.75||M||REQ|
|CET150||Computer Applications for Civil Engineering & Surveying||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3.0||3||S||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology & Society||3.0||3||S||REQ|
|CET263||Geographic Information Systems & Photogrammetry||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical & Professional Communication||3.0||3||S||REQ|
|ECO111||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.0||3||S||REQ|
|CET238||Origin, Distribution & Behavior of Soils||3.0||Writing Enriched Requirement||2||3||M||REQ|
|PHS115||College Physics I||4.0||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS201||General Physics I||4.0||3||3||S||REQ|
|CET243||Strength of Materials||3.0||3||M||REQ|
|CET246||Materials of Construction||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET312||Hydraulics & Hydrology||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|PHS125||College Physics II||4.0||3||3||S||REQ|
|PHS202||General Physics II||4.0||3||3||S||REQ|
|CHM111||General Chemistry I||4.0||3||3||S||REQ|
|CET320||Land Development for Civil Engineers||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET321||Structural Steel Design||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET323||Water & Wastewater Systems||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET411||Geotechnical Engineering Technology||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET412||Reinforced Concrete Design||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET413||Civil Engineering Estimating & Scheduling||3.0||2||3||M||REQ|
|CET495||Senior Capstone Design-Planning||2.0||1||3||M||REQ|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3.0||S||HIP|
|CET496||Design for Capstone Project||2.0||6||M||REQ|
|MET321||Engineering Ethics & Legal Issues||3.0||Writing Enriched Requirement &|
Science, Technology and Society Requirement
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3.0||S||ARP|
|MTH161||Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications||3.5||3||1.50||S||REQ|
|CDP||Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective||3.0||S||CDP|
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org)