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Construction Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree

The B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology degree program includes classroom, laboratory and industry experiences to prepare students for careers in construction.

Graduates from this program work with owners and architects to transform conceptual ideas into functioning systems. Typical graduate positions involve construction supervision, construction testing, construction inspecting, and construction scheduling and estimating for public and private companies.

Degree Highlights

  • Co-op program provides paid, flexible, industry experience and is a great way to earn money while getting experience. For the CET program, co-op is required.
  • Learn the latest in construction technology including building information modeling (BIM), advanced construction materials, eco-friendly construction materials, and even 3-D printed homes.
  • Experienced faculty who are professional engineers and expert practitioners in their areas of expertise.
  • Accreditation matters. The construction engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.
  • Nationally recognized design teams to get you learning outside of the classroom. Make friends, travel, and build your resume.

Admission Requirements

All students who meet the minimum requirements for admittance into The University of Akron and intend to major in construction engineering technology are accepted into the College.

If you are coming directly from high school, your high school records determine which first semester classes are right for you.

Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.

Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.

How to apply? See step by step details on how to apply to The University of Akron.

Career Opportunities

Individuals working in the field of construction engineering technologies use knowledge of construction methods, business operations and management skills to support construction projects. They work on residential or commercial buildings, bridges, roads, dams, and wastewater treatment systems.

Recent UA grads with a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology make an median starting salary of $59,000. We have placed graduates at companies including Ohio Department of Transportation, Great Lakes Construction, and Environmental Design Group.

Student spotlight

“UA offers really awesome classes to prepare me for working in industry, such as courses on the management philosophy of Honda and the latest construction-related technology.”

—Logan O’Neil, majoring in construction engineering technology

Curriculum Guide & Courses

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