Civil Engineering Technology
If you have the creative ambition to design and build the world of tomorrow, then our bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology (CETB) can get you ready to join the game in as little as three years – or, in as few as 18 months if you have an associate degree in the discipline.
It’s no secret that the United States, as well as many other countries and global regions, are in need of an infrastructure renaissance. Position yourself to design, build, analyze, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and municipal infrastructure. Graduates of this program may gain employment in private sector engineering consulting firms, construction companies, large institutions with substantial infrastructure and facilities, and government.
Our Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor's degree (CETB) program is designed to prepare you to become an integral member of an engineering and construction team. As such, you’ll learn all the necessary knowledge and skills necessary to create an infrastructure that will address the engineering, economic, safety, technical, and legal requirements of a project. You will also develop your skill in the application of software applications commonly used in today’s engineering and construction industry.
The program emphasizes the practical application of construction technology and engineering principles. You’ll concentrate on the fundamentals of civil engineering and design within the context of the scientific and technical aspects of structures, materials, soils, urban planning, transportation systems, surveying, construction management and the environment. This program is also designed to instill a desire to serve and contribute to society.
The bachelor’s degree program builds upon the fundamentals gained in the associate degree and is firmly based upon the study and practical application of advanced concepts of engineering, technology, and building sciences. You’ll study advanced concepts in:
- Structural design using wood, steel, and reinforced concrete
- Site engineering and land development
- Fluid mechanics and hydrology
- Soil mechanics and foundation design
- Transportation planning and design
- Energy and natural resources
- Project planning, scheduling, and estimating; and
- Construction law
The program culminates with an independent senior thesis course. In this final term, you’ll demonstrate your understanding of and ability to utilize and synthesize the technical and engineering concepts you developed throughout your New England Tech experience.
As a graduate, you’ll be qualified to seek employment in a wide range of civil engineering and construction opportunities or further your education with a master’s degree in the field. At New England Institute of Technology, you would be able to continue to pursue your graduate degree in Engineering Management or Construction Management.
The Civil Engineering Technology programs, both associate and bachelor’s levels, will equip students with foundational knowledge of planning, surveying, building materials, structures, testing, cost estimating, operation and maintenance associated with heavy/civil construction projects, the skill to produce and utilize basic construction documents, and the ability to perform basic analysis and design of system components in support of infrastructure projects in the built environment.
Program Educational Objectives
A graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology program will be capable of:
- Analyzing complex engineering problems.
- Designing appropriate engineering solutions for given civil and structural systems.
- Preparing detailed and comprehensive engineering reports.
- Developing detailed cost estimates for civil engineering projects.
- Conducting site inspections of civil projects.
- Coordinating with associated disciplines in the construction industry.
Upon completion of their degree, graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology degree program will have demonstrated they have achieved the following general outcomes:
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their civil engineering technology.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.
- An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to program objectives.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Bachelor of Science Degree
- CET 311 Applied Fluid Mechanics
- CET 313 Highway Planning & Engineering
- CET 321 Hydrology & Site Drainage
- CET 412 Boundary Law
- CET 413 Municipal Planning
- CET 423 Infrastructure Maintenance
- CET 435 Senior Thesis
- ABT 314 Contracts & Specifications
- ABT 315 Structural Wood Design
- ABT 325 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Design
- ABT 328 Structural Steel Design
- ABT 334 Site Engineering & Planning
- ABT 338 Reinforced Concrete Design
- ABT 426 Senior Thesis Proposal
- ABT 433 Construction Law
- CMT 313 Introduction to Construction Management
- CMT 331 Specifications & Quality Control
- CMT 411 Project Scheduling
- CMT 415 Construction Estimating II
- ELT 410 Electrical Design & Engineering Management & Lab
- EN 332 Argumentative Research Writing (COM Core)
- EN 421 Technical Communications (COM Core)
- HU 331 Ethics and Technology (HUM Core)
- MA 300 Statistics (MA/SCI Core)
- MA 320 Calculus II (MA/SCI Core)
- MGM 340 Engineering Finance