Undergraduate Programs

The University of Toledo offers one of the country’s premier engineering programs. Our accredited degree in Construction Engineering Technology (CET) combines:

  • Civil engineering (structures, geotechnics, surveying and infrastructure design)
  • Construction management (estimating, contracts and project scheduling)
  • Graphics, materials and buildings

Courses are grounded in practical applications, rather than theory. Every class has a laboratory component or project that tackles a real-world problem.

UToledo prepares students for a wide range of careers in construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure.

Learn more about the Engineering Technology Department.

Top Reasons to Study construction engineering technology at UToledo

  1. Optional co-ops.
    Students in the optional co-op program complete a minimum of three semesters of work in the construction industry. Earn a salary while you develop work skills and investigate different areas of industry.
  2. Expert faculty.
    All faculty have experience in the industry they teach.
  3. Unique courses.
    UToledo’s lineup of classes goes beyond the usual offerings at other universities. Our CAD application curriculum is superior to any technical bachelor’s degree program in the area. Students also can earn certifications that give them an advantage in the internship and job market.  
  4. Hands-on labs.
    Our construction materials testing lab is used solely for teaching undergraduates. Students test aggregates, asphalt, concrete and soils, and participate in other tests and demonstrations.
  5. Opportunities outside the classroom.
    • The Ohio Contractors Association invites undergraduates to attend its NW Ohio Constructor for a Day program every fall. Students visit job sites and spend the day with industry personnel.  
    • The CET program sends a team to the annual OCA student cost estimating competition in Columbus. Students train with local industry professionals and compete against other Ohio schools in a mock project estimate. UToledo’s team won first place in 2016.
  6. Accredited program.
    The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Construction Engineering Technology and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.


What jobs can I get with a construction engineering technology degree?

UToledo graduates have versatile skills that allow them to contribute at any workplace on day one. They know how to:

  • Use basic construction documents
  • Make design and construction decisions
  • Specify project materials and methods
  • Perform cost estimates and analyses
  • Manage construction activities

CET graduates work in five primary sectors within the construction industry:

  • Construction management: estimator, project manager or engineer, field engineer, quality assurance technician, safety manager, director of field operations
  • Consulting: project manager, designer, project controller, construction coordinator
  • Facilities: facilities manager, space planner, right-of-way manager
  • Government agency: surveying technician, inspector, engineering technician, director of public utilities
  • Supplier: estimator, applications engineer, product manager, sales engineer, design project coordinator, product specialist

UToledo students also have been accepted into graduate programs across the country

  • University of Southern California and Florida International University, construction management   
  • University of Michigan and the University of Detroit-Mercy, architecture
  • University of Luxembourg, sustainable tall buildings
  • University of Toledo, MBA and master’s degrees in engineering and geology

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Students in the optional co-op program complete a minimum of three semesters of work in the construction industry. Earn a salary while you develop work skills and investigate different areas of industry.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23