The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
The mission of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) program at Oregon Institute of Technology is to prepare students for professional practice. To be prepared to practice as professionals, engineers must be able to act responsibly and ethically, understand their limits and the limits of the tools they use, communicate effectively, work well in teams, and, amid the changing landscape of the field of civil engineering, be able to pursue graduate level education either as a BS/MS student at Oregon Tech or at another university.
Program Educational Objectives
The following objectives are what the faculty expects graduates from the program to be able to accomplish a few years after the commencement of their careers and stem directly from the program mission. The alumni from the program should:
- practice in civil engineering or a related field.
- pursue advanced education in civil engineering or a related field.
- act as responsible, effective, and ethical citizens.
- communicate effectively.
- collaborate effectively.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
There are two student learning outcomes (SLO) in the MSCE program.
- Ability to conduct scholarly research commensurate with the graduate level.
- Attainment of advanced technical knowledge in one or more civil engineering specialty area (geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources).
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Civil Engineering faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.