Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Civil Engineering Technology BS

Program Overview

Gain the practical theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to solve the complex challenges posed by society’s growing infrastructure needs. Through lab work and design projects, civil engineering technology students acquire skills in a wide range of sub-disciplines and put theory and technology to work to solve engineering challenges.  

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 270 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 4 blocks, 50 weeks
  • Co-op availability: Third-year spring-summer block; fourth-year summer-fall block

Salary Information

Co-op:     $16.01                     $10.00 - $31.25
BS:           $55,000

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students solve challenges using in-depth technical knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving. They acquire design skills in all major sub-disciplines of civil including structural, geotechnical, transportation, civil/site, and water/wastewater. Students gain software experience in packages such as AutoCAD (Civil 3D, HydroCAD, SewerCAD), Revit, and various Bentley software products including STAAD. 


The civil engineering technology major is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Equipment & Facilities

Located in a LEED Silver building, the Soils & Materials laboratory includes state-of-the-art equipment for soil mechanics, materials of construction and surveying. The Environmental, Occupational Health, and Hydraulics laboratory allows students to engage in activities related to hydraulics, principles of water and wastewater treatment and mechanics. The Design and Drafting Lab (DDL) enables students to work on their engineering designs with state-of-the-practice PCs and technical software.

Job Titles

Design Engineer Civil Engineer Field Engineer Estimator Transportation Engineer Structural Engineer Project Manager Transportation Construction Inspector Geotechnical Engineer

Significant Points

  • Overall job opportunities in engineering are expected to be good, with civil growing 11% faster than average.
  • Ninety-eight percent of last year’s graduating class held positions within their field of study or were enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
  • Graduates qualify for professional licensure in most states.
  • Professional options available in: Construction Management, Structural Design, and Water Resources

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

NYS Department of Transportation The DDS Companies The Pike Company The Walsh Group The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Turner Construction Company Wegmans Food Markets Inc Whiting-Turner Contracting Co Kiewit American Bridge Company Arcadis Inc Flatiron Construction GPI/Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. Granite Construction HDR, Inc. HJ Foundation J.C. Cannistraro LLC LaBella Associates, D.P.C. Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Atlantic Testing Laboratories

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career. We will make every effort to help you succeed. Call our office and ask to speak with Maureen Arquette, the career services coordinator who works with the Civil Engineering Technology program. For your convenience, you can access information and services through our web site at

Maureen Arquette, Career Services Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5081
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603