Engineering Technology

A civil engineering technology degree gets you started on your path to a professional engineering career.  Graduates with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering Technology may sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination administered by the State Board of Professional Engineers and Surveyors.  This examination is the first of two required for registration as a professional engineer in the State of Montana.  After passing the FE, students are qualified under the state law to pursue careers as engineers in training.  With that FE and four years of progressive responsibly experience and other criteria as set out by the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, graduates may then sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam.  Successfully passing this exam means the individual will be licensed as a professional engineer in the State of Montana.

Learning Outcomes for Civil Engineering Technology, BS

  • Utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering.

  • Utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout.

  • Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

  • Plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction.

  • Apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering.

  • Perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

  • Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering.

  • Select appropriate engineering materials and practices.

  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in boh technical and non-technical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.

  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.

  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

  • An understanding of and a commitment to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

  • A commitment to quality, timelineness, and continuous improvement.

Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology: Civil Engineering Technology

Learning Outcomes: Conducting Standardized Field and Laboratory Testing on Engineering Materials Utilizing modern surveying methods for land measurements and/or construction layout. Selecting appropriate engineering materials and practices. Planning and preparing design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules.

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General Education Core33
Required Courses
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers (Meets CAT VII Requirement)3
SRVY 230Intro to Srvyg for Engineers3
CAPP 266Advanced MS Excel Applications3
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics3
ETCC 173Architectural Const & Material3
ECIV 230Cnst Mgmt & Bid Estimation3
EGEN 203Applied Mechanics3
EGEN 208Applied Strength of Materials3
EGEN 325Engineering Economic Analysis3
ETCC 307Structural Analysis3
ETCC 302Soils & Foundations4
ETCC 361Design/Details Steel Building4
ETCC 375Applied Mechanics of Fluids3
ETCC 385Highway Design & Construction4
ETCC 411Reinforcd Concrete Dsgn/Detls4
CHMY 121Intro to General Chemistry3
CHMY 122Intro to Gen Chem Lab1
CIS 410Enterprise Resource Planning3
DDSN 119Technical Graphics I3
DDSN 114Introduction to CAD3
DDSN 245Civil Drafting3
ETCC 489Senior Project I1
ETCC 499Capstone: Senior Project II2
IT 100Introduction to Technology (CAT VII)3
IT 111Industrial Safety/Waste Mgmnt2
M 112Trigonometry & Complex Numbers (CAT II)2
M 121College Algebra (Meets Category II Requirement)3
M 162Applied Calculus (CAT II)3
M 171Calculus I (CAT II)5
MCH 457Quality Assurance3
PHSX 205College Physics I (Meets Category III Requirement)3
PHSX 206College Physics I Laboratory (Meets Category III Requirement)1,2
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking (Meets Category I Requirement)3
WRIT 101College Writing I (Meets Category I Requirement)3
WRIT 350Technical Editing3
Advisor Approved Electives: Math/Science - 3 credits, Science - 3 credits (ABET Requirement)6
Total minimum credits required for degree124