The degree awarded to civil engineering technology graduates is a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology.
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. In planning for a construction project, they may participate in estimating costs, preparing specifications for materials, and in surveying, drafting, and design work. During the construction phase, they work closely with the contractor and the superintendent in scheduling field layout, construction activities, and the inspection of the work for conformity to specifications.
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. The development of environmental impact studies and environmental impact statements are also included.
Students must meet the following curriculum requirements for the various degrees, minors, and concentrations.
The program coordinator must approve all technical electives. All students who are considering a major in civil engineering technology are expected to consult with CET faculty for advising.
All majors in Civil Engineering Technology are required to complete all civil engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, surveying, mathematics, communications, physics, and chemistry courses with a grade of C or better. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
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, 111 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.