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Civil Engineering Technology BS
Using the language of codes, working drawings, and specifications, students in the civil engineering technology major learn how to translate the innovative concepts of the engineer into functioning systems and structures. The major prepares students for employment in the fields of civil engineering technology, construction management, or any closely related field. In addition, student learn the skills necessary pursue additional education, certification, or professional licensure. Course work and extracurricular activities are designed to broaden students' involvement in organizations within and outside their profession. These objectives are achieved through a broad-based curriculum that offers students a choice of five elective paths that meet specific career interests.
The civil engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Civil engineering technology, BS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|CVET-140, 141||Materials of Construction and Lab||3|
|LAS Foundation 1: First Year Seminar†||3|
|MATH-111||LAS Perspective 7A: Pre-Calculus||3|
|PHYS-111, 112||LAS Perspective 6: Physics I, II||8|
|LAS Perspective 1||3|
|CVET-150||Computer Aided Design and Drafting||3|
|MATH-171||LAS Perspective 7B: Calculus A||3|
|LAS Foundation 2: First Year Writing||3|
|CVET-160, 161||Surveying and Lab||4|
|CVET-180, 181||Civil Engineering Graphics and Lab||3|
|CVET-220||Strength of Materials||4|
|LAS Perspective 2||3|
|CVET-170||Elements of Building Construction||3|
|CVET-240||Elementary Soil Mechanics||3|
|CVET-241||Elementary Soil Mechanics Lab||1|
|MATH-211||Elements of Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations||3|
|CHMG-121||LAS Perspective 5: Chemical Principles and Applications||3|
|CVET-250, 251||Hydraulics and Lab||4|
|CVET-300||Land Development Computer Applications||3|
|CVET-330||Structural Analysis and Dynamics||4|
|LAS Perspective 3||3|
|COMM-203||Effective Technical Communication||3|
|CVET-299||Cooperative Education Preparation||0|
|Structural Design Technical Elective||3|
|CHMG-122||Chemistry of Water and Wastewater||3|
|LAS Immersion 1, 2||6|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Structural Design Elective|
|CVET-450||Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment||3|
|CVET-401||Transportation Engineering Lab||1|
|LAS Perspective 4||3|
|CVET-500||Civil Engineering Technology Capstone (WI)||3|
|LAS Math or Science Elective||4|
|LAS Immersion 3||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||128|
Please see New General Education Curriculum–Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for more information.
(WI) Refers to a writing intensive course within the major.
* Please see Wellness Education Requirement for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
† The First Year Seminar requirement is replaced by an LAS Elective for the 2013-14 academic year.
Students may choose to pursue one of three professional options in construction management, structural design, or water resources. Professional options consist of three courses.
|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|
|CVET-433||Structural Timber Design|
|CVET-434||Design of Highway Bridges|
|CVET-451||Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities|
|CVET-423||Geospatial Information Systems for CETEMS|
Industrial Advisory Board
The Industrial Advisory Board is comprised of local and regional industry leaders from consulting, construction, and the municipal market. These advisory board members share their professional and technical expertise to enhance the engineering technology program and strengthen its development.
Consulting engineers; construction companies and industries; and federal, state, and local government agencies employ engineering technology graduates both nationally and internationally. Their initial job titles range from assistant project manager, structural designer, or junior engineer to construction inspector and environmental engineer. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees, a large number have gained registration in several states as professional engineers, and many manage their own consulting firms.