Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Construction Engineering BS

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program educational objectives embody the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years following graduation. The program education objectives of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering as adopted by the ConE faculty, ConE Advisory Council, and the ConE Student Advisory Council are as follows:

  • Most graduates will become successful practitioners in construction engineering and relevant careers.
  • Most graduates will be involved in professional development activities to improve their professional skills and enhance their professional credentials.
  • Most graduates will contribute to their communities.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements of the expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should possess when they graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Graduates of the Construction Engineering BS program must demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • 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.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life−long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Construction Engineering Program Specific Criteria

The program must prepare graduates

  • To apply knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, probability and statistics, general chemistry, and calculus-based physics
  • To analyze and design construction processes and systems in a construction engineering specialty field, applying knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, planning, scheduling, safety, and cost analysis;
  • To explain basic legal and ethical concepts and the importance of professional engineering licensure in the construction industry.
  • To explain basic concepts of management topics such as economics, business, accounting, communications, leadership, decision and optimization methods, engineering economics, engineering management, and cost control.


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Progam Outcomes are presented in the 2017-2018 course catalog.

The Construction Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,



Fall 2017

Department and Programs Fndl Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 371 430 66 58 925
Civil Engineering 269 301 46 58 674
Environmental Engineering 54 52 20   126
Construction Engineering 48 77     125

Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2016-2017

Degrees awarded: December 2016, May 2017, August 2017

Departments and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering 147 39 6 192
Civil Engineering 111 24 6 141
Environmental Engineering 17 15   32
Construction Engineering 19     19

Department of Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering