Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

BS in Civil Engineering Technology


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Vincent Albanese
"It has been awesome to see the knowledge I have obtained in my program come "alive"..."

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 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 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), .


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

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Semester Curriculum(2014/15)

Please see the official RIT typical course sequence page for semesters here.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for semesters will be coming soon.

Professional Options

Students may choose to pursue one of three professional options in construction management, structural design, or water resources. Professional options consist of three courses.

Construction management

CVET-461 Construction Cost Estimating I
CVET-462 Construction Project Management
CVET-464 Construction Planning, Scheduling and Control
CVET-465 Contracts and Specifications
CVET-505 Sustainable Building Design and Construction

Structural design

CVET-433 Structural Timber Design
CVET-434 Design of Highway Bridges
CVET-435 Prestressed Concrete
CVET-436 Masonry Structures

Water resources

CVET-453 Stormwater Management
CVET-452 Groundwater Hydraulics
CVET-451 Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
CVET-423 Geospatial Information Systems for CETEMS

ABET Accreditation Information

ABET required program educational objectives and outcomes for the Civil Engineering Technology program are located here

Annual student enrollment and graduation data for Civil Engineering Technology is posted here - ABET data

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Additional Information