The initiative

As part of the college’s overarching vision to improve the lives of every Nebraskan and solve problems of global importance, the Complete Engineer is our commitment to helping every student, staff member and faculty member develop technically, professionally, and personally.

In 2016, the college introduced the Complete Engineer initiative, which focuses on enhancing the strong technical knowledge and foundation with the addition of six non-technical core competencies. These competencies were determined with valuable input from industry regarding their needs for well-rounded employees and leaders.


The Complete Engineer® Competencies

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Inclusive Excellence

We recognize and embrace our differences and make equity and inclusion a priority. We know diversity of people and ideas empowers us to address challenges and leads us to creativity and innovation.

Inclusive Excellence
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Communication

We effectively connect through respectful collaborative exchanges of information and ideas. We build relationships and achieve successful outcomes through our many forms of communication.

Communication
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Self-Management & Leadership

We take responsibility for our own behavior and well-being as we act with integrity to serve the needs of our communities. We responsibly prioritize goals and use initiative, motivation, empathy, openness, and organization to move toward shared goals.

Self-Management & Leadership
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Civic Responsibility

We have a positive impact on the world around us by being engaged, solving problems and making a difference. We create a better future by actively contributing to our professions and communities.

Civic Responsibility
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Teamwork

We create accountable, engaged, productive teams that collaborate across disciplines. We respect the contributions of all members and their unique roles and perspectives as we work toward objectives.

Teamwork
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Professionalism & Ethics

We are trusted and recognized for our integrity, as we work to improve the health, safety and welfare of society. We behave responsibly, ethically and respectfully.

Professionalism & Ethics