Civil Engineering B.S.

Program Accreditation

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) 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.

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 BSCE program at Oregon Tech should:

  • practice in civil engineering or a related field.
  • pursue advanced or continuing education in civil engineering or a related field.
  • act as responsible, effective, and ethical citizens.
  • communicate effectively.
  • collaborate effectively.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

From these objectives, stem a number of specific and measurable outcomes. In addition to being more specific, the outcomes state what students should be able to demonstrate while in the program and provide evidence that the objectives are also being met. Upon graduating from the BSCE program at Oregon Tech, students should possess:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as well as the importance of professional licensure
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skill, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership
  13. an ability to evaluate concepts and ideas from alternative perspectives

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.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Civil Engineering program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,

Annual Program Assessment Reports

2017-18 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF244.86 KB Download
2016-17 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF954.38 KB Download
2015-16 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF577.63 KB Download
2014-15 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF360.65 KB Download
2013-14 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF490.24 KB Download
2012-13 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF448.30 KB Download
2011-12 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF475.31 KB Download
2010-11 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF361.96 KB Download
2009-10 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF528.80 KB Download
2008-09 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF165.09 KB Download
2007-08 Civil Engineering B.S. Assessment ReportPDF141.16 KB Download

Sean St. Clair

Sean St. Clair, Assessment Coordinator