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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Civil Engineering Technology Major, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon completion of the required program. The program emphasizes theory and practice.

The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides a foundation of knowledge in applied engineering by merging the analytic skills of the engineer with the practical skills of the technician. The combination of theory and application prepares graduates for a transition to rewarding employment in a variety of industries.

Civil engineering technology graduates apply engineering principles in performing many of the tasks necessary for the planning and construction of highways, buildings, railroads, bridges, reservoirs, dams, irrigation works, water systems, airports, and other structures. Graduates may participate in estimating costs, preparing specifications for materials, and in surveying, drafting, and design work. In recent years, a major work area for civil and environmental engineering technology has involved environmental problems. This area includes design and construction of water supply facilities and the design of wastewater collection and treatment facilities.

Under the revised rules and regulations of the Colorado State Board for Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, students within 30 semester hours of graduation may take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Ill Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Phone: 410-347-7700.

If considering graduate school studies in engineering or physical science, students are encouraged to elect the mathematics minor.

If considering graduate school studies in architectural engineering, students are encouraged to elect the architecture minor.

Program Requirements

  • Any course identified in the CET major core, concentration, and the optional minors must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • CET majors must comply with all University General Studies requirements.

General Studies Requirements


Written Communication (6 credits)


Oral Communication (3 credits)


Quantitative Literacy (4 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Historical (3 credits)


See the General Studies section  of the catalog for approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)


See the General Studies section  of the catalog for approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits)


Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social & Behavioral Sciences general studies choices.

General Studies Total: 38 credits

Multicultural Requirement (0 or 3 credits)


The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the Arts & Humanities, Historical, or Social & Behavioral Sciences general studies choices.

See the Multicultural section  of the catalog for approved courses.

CET Concentrations


Students must select one of the two concentration areas listed below:

Structures Concentration


Construction Concentration


CET Program Total: 128 credits


General Studies 38 credits
Required CET Core 72 credits
CET Concentration Area 18 credits

Recommended Optional Minors for CET Majors


The minor cannot be used to replace the concentration.

Architecture Minor


Mathematics Minor


Required Courses


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