Program Mission Statement
- The Program’s primary mission is to prepare undergraduate students for successful careers in structural design, construction, and related industries in accordance with the principles and mission of Penn State Harrisburg.
- To accomplish this mission, the Program nurtures an environment conducive to academic excellence, executes a curriculum responsive to industry needs, and produces perceptive, socially responsible graduates for leadership positions in industry, private practice, and government. As effective educators, our faculty engages in scholarly activities to stay current and pursue new research initiatives in their fields of expertise.
- The Program functions as a cohesive faculty/staff-team to perform those service tasks essential to the operations of the School, the College, and University and to enhance and promote the image of the Program, the School, the College, the University and the global construction/structural design industry.
- Building on the culture of its unique heritage, the Program aspires to grow into a premier program- foremost in teaching, in research, and in service.
Program Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
For our SDCET Graduates: Penn State Goals and ABET Objectives
The SDCET program is preparing graduates for professional careers where they will:
- Possess skills necessary to maintain and advance careers in design or construction.
- Be responsible practitioners and have an understanding of ethical and professional issues.
- Function as interdisciplinary members and/or team leaders in addressing multiple facets of design and construction.
- Have the ability to advance knowledge through professional development and educational opportunities.
The Program Educational Objectives are kept in the program's file and posted on the program's bulletin board as well as on the program's website.
Penn State Objectives and ABET Student Outcomes
Students in SDCET at Penn State Harrisburg will demonstrate:
- An ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline.
- An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
- An ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.