Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences


Moayyad Al Nasra
Department Chair

Zeljko “Z” Torbica
Dean and Professor
Fax: 304.442.1006

Paul O. Steranka, Jr.
Associate Dean and Professor
Fax: 304.442.1006

Accredited ABET Technology Accreditation Commission

Engineering Technology – Civil Emphasis

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology – Civil Engineering Technology Track (BSET-C) is a plus-two program that builds on and complements associate degrees earned in Civil Engineering Technology areas. The program provides an opportunity to choose a plan to study toward a baccalaureate degree which best meets the student’s needs. Entrance requirements to this program include an associate of science degree in a Civil Engineering Technology program with appropriate course work, including physical sciences and mathematics (through analytic geometry with calculus).

Graduates from the CTC at WVU Tech’s A.S. Civil Engineering Technology may transfer directly into the program as juniors. Graduates of associate degree Civil (Engineering) Technology programs from other institutions may enter the program directly as juniors based on an evaluation of their transcripts. This evaluation determines if additional lower division courses will be required to meet the prerequisites of the program.

A program of study can be designed to meet the student’s background and career interests. Students selecting the Civil emphasis must have courses in surveying, structural steel and concrete design, soil and foundations, water resources, highways, and construction materials. Typical technical specialty electives are identified for the emphasis and selected courses may be taken in mechanical, civil, electrical/electronics, drafting and design, and general engineering technology; as well as civil engineering and industrial technology.

All students must meet the requirements of the institution and the Core Curriculum for graduation. The B.S. Engineering Technology-Civil program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4102 -telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Program Educational Objectives

Recent graduates of the BSET-Civil program will be able to achieve the following career and professional accomplishments:

1.) Graduates are able to acquire and maintain successful employment using their skills in applied civil engineering technology

2.) Graduates are capable of conveying technical information through their proficiency in written and spoken communication skills.

3.) Graduates are demonstrating sufficient understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities to their field and to society.

4.) Graduates are demonstrating an appreciation and understanding for cultural and ethnic diversity in the workplace.

5.) Graduates are demonstrating the need to maintain their technical skills and develop new ones through personal development and life-long learning.

6.) Graduates are demonstrating an awareness of contemporary social and economic issues, and the relationship of those issues to their professional civil engineering practice.

Course outcomes are assessed by exit examinations in each course. Program outcomes are assessed in designated courses.

Careers in Engineering Technology

Baccalaureate degree graduates are typically involved in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and/or oversight of more advanced civil systems and processes. Job titles of recent graduates have included: Project Engineer, Project Manager, Office Engineer, GIS Analyst, Assistant Field Engineer, Engineer I, Construction Manager and Estimator.

Plus-Two Baccalaureate Transfer Options

Students who have completed course work or associate degree programs in engineering-oriented programs at other institutions and wish to continue their studies toward a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology may do so. Transfer agreements have been established with regional institutions offering associate degree programs. For more information, contact the Chair of the Engineering Technology/Industrial Technology department.