The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Programs Program Criteria.

Mission Statement: 

The Department of Engineering Technology and Survey Engineering (ETSE) mission is to provide a student-centric education through experiential learning to prepare students for a rewarding career. In particular, faculty work closely with students and each other to foster a family-like environment; unlike traditional engineering, core courses have labs with team projects and hands-on learning experiences; and graduates advance to enhanced career opportunities with competitive compensation. 

Our goal is to help students from diverse backgrounds reach their potential and become successful engineers, technologists, and leaders in the region and nationwide.

Program Educational Objectives:

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are aligned with the Institution’s mission to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. As the state’s land grant university, it is the responsibility of educational programs, especially those in engineering technology, to prepare students to enter the local and regional workforce and engage them in community service along the way. 

The CET graduates are expected to accomplish the Program Educational Objectives during the first few years after graduation, and they are as follows:

1.     Student graduates are competent in at least one of the following, as they apply to the local region: 

    • Land Development 
    • Infrastructure Design and Development 
    • Vertical Construction 
    • Heavy Civil Engineering and Construction 
    • Cost Estimating 
    • Characterization and mechanical properties of construction materials 
    • Sustainability 

2.     Student graduates are proficient in the assessment of Engineering Alternatives (value engineering, maintenance costs, contract reviews, Cost/Benefit, etc.)  

3.     Student graduates are: 

    • Meeting the engineering needs of the profession, both in the government and private sectors  
    • Leaders in their specialized field of endeavor 
    • Pursuing professional registration