BS in Civil Engineering Technology
Civil engineering technology makes many people think of hard hats, but construction is only one of many job opportunities available in this field. Solving challenges posed by the environment is a hot field in today's civil engineering technology landscape. Civil engineering technology graduates restore polluted rivers as well as century-old bridges; design public parks accessible to people with disabilities, construct roadwork in isolated areas, design water delivery systems....you name it! RIT's program allows you to specialize while maintaining a broad-based background in civil engineering technology. You'll also acquire one year of on the job experience through cooperative education. RIT's Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Program educational objectives and program outcomes can be found here (PDF). With a bachelor of science degree, you'll be eligible to take the New York State Fundamentals of Engineering exam, the first step toward becoming licensed as a professional engineer. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org .
Types of jobs a person might have in this field
- Civil Engineer
- Construction Manager
- Structural Engineer
- Vice President for Preconstruction Operations
- Project Engineer
- Project Manager
- Design Engineer
- Construction Inspector
- Junior Engineer
Fall 2013 Semester Typical Course Sequence
Please see the official RIT typical course sequence page for semesters here.
Course descriptions for semesters will be coming soon.
Program Accreditation and Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), http://www.abet.org .
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates from RIT’s Civil Engineering Technology Program are prepared and encouraged to:
- Attain gainful employment in the field of civil engineering technology, construction management, or any other closely related field.
- Pursue additional education, certification and/or professional licensure.
- Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in their chosen field.
- Participate in organizations or activities within and outside of their profession
Graduates from RIT’s Civil Engineering Technology Program will demonstrate:
a. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of Civil Engineering Technology, including the ability to:
- a1. Utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering documents
- a2. Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials
- a3. Utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout
- a4. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems
- a5. Estimate material quantities for technical projects
- a6. Employ productivity software to solve technical problems
- a7. Plan and prepare design and construction documents, such as specifications, contracts, change orders, engineering drawings and construction schedules
- a8. Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems in the civil technical specialties
- a9. Select appropriate engineering materials and practices
- a10. Apply basic technical concepts to the solution of civil problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems
- a11. Perform standard analysis and design in at least three of the recognized technical specialties within civil engineering technology
b. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology
c. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes
d. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives
e. An ability to function effectively on teams
f. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems
g. An ability to communicate effectively
h. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
i. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities
j. A respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
k. A commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement