Construction Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Overview
Construction engineering technology (CET) provides students with skills in both engineering and management. This is needed in all phases of projects in construction, transportation and infrastructure. Graduates working on construction sites are responsible for ensuring quality of work, and keeping projects on time and within budget.
Engineering technology at UT is more focused on applying technology instead of on research and development. This means that you would take math and science courses that are less analytical than the courses that traditional engineering majors take. Also, CET majors get a lot of hands-on practice through lab courses.
College of Engineering Highlights
- Top-notch co-op program - We are one of only 8 schools nationwide that require a co-op, with student placements in 40 states and 34 countries. A co-op is a semester-long, full-time, paid work assignment that directly relates to a student's major. The co-op program includes three semesters of co-ops.
- Entrepreneurship focus - Incoming freshmen receive special training related to starting their own business and promoting their inventions and ideas.
- Career Development Center - We have an entire office with staff dedicated to helping students find co-ops and hone their professional skills for interviews. Most of our students are job-ready by sophomore year.
- High retention rate - Our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 90 percent.
- Excellent graduation rate - The number of bachelor's degrees awarded per faculty member is the highest in the state.
- Senior design clinic - Each bachelor's degree graduate works as part of a team to design a solution or prototype for an actual client.
- Strong graduate programs - The Princeton Review has ranked us among the top 20 in the country.
Many graduates go on to be contractors or work for all types of contractors, including those in the residential, building, electrical, industrial, highway, bridge or mechanical fields. Others work in offices or laboratories as project managers, estimators, designers, inspectors or schedulers. CET graduates are encouraged to take the exams to become a Professional Engineer. This is possible after obtaining the required amount of professional experience (eight years in Ohio).
Construction Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Curriculum