Objectives & Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives:

These are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation.

The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at UNC Charlotte is committed to providing the environment and expertise to ensure that its graduates may make substantive contributions in their professional endeavors after graduation, both in the areas of technical proficiency and community involvement.  Accordingly, Civil, Electrical, Fire Safety, and Mechanical Engineering Technology program graduates contribute to society as productive technologists and engaged citizens by:

  1. Applying general and discipline-specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
  2. Articulating technical material in a professional manner to potentially diverse audiences and in a variety of circumstances.
  3. Assuming leadership roles and contributing within team environments while modeling ethical, respectful and professional behavior at all times.
  4. Recognizing and appreciating the environmental, societal and fiscal impact of the technical professions in a local, national and global context.
  5. Demonstrating an individual desire and commitment to pursue continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes:

These are statements that describe what students are expected to know and able to do by the time of graduation.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) or Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree from UNC Charlotte will be able to:

  1. Utilize appropriate tools to acquire data and analyze problems.
  2. Demonstrate effective skills in the development and presentation of team projects.
  3. Exhibit knowledge and skills consistent with the expectations of a practicing engineering technologist.
  4. Generate creative and realistic solutions to defined problems and projects.
  5. Recognize the value of diversity, and identify ethical and societal issues in business and technical tasks.
  6. Solve problems and design components, systems or processes appropriate to the discipline.
  7. Apply knowledge as well as the technical, administrative and communication skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry (CM program only). 

NOTE: Each disciplinary area defines the specific details of Outcome #6.