Engineering Technology - Civil - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
The Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Program at NMSU will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the planning, design, construction and operation of the built environment and global infrastructure. Graduates with the baccalaureate degree have strengths in their knowledge of design, construction, testing and operation of buildings and infrastructure with the ability to produce and utilize construction documents, analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil projects. Graduates from our ABET accredited CET program can pursue professional licensure and become professional engineers.
Program Educational Objectives
- graduates are competent in at least one of the following areas:
- Land Development
- Infrastructure Development
- Heavy Civil Construction
- Cost Estimating
- Characterization and mechanical properties of construction materials.
- graduates are proficient in the assessment of Engineering Alternatives.
- graduates are:
- meeting the engineering needs of the region, both in the government and private sectors
- leaders in their specialized field of endeavor
- graduates are pursuing their professional registration (Professional Engineer License)
The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET www.abet.org
Concentrations
- Construction Technology
- Geomatics
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Transportation Technology
- Water/Wastewater Technology
Minors
Types of jobs that graduates pursue in this field
- Civil Engineer
- Construction Manager
- Project Engineer
- Project Manager
- Design Engineer
- Construction Inspector
- Owner
- Estimator
- Distribution and Sales
Engineering Technology - Civil (No Concentration)
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
Prefix | Title | Credits |
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General Education | ||
Area I: Communications | ||
English Composition - Level 1 | ||
ENGL 1110G | Composition I | 4 |
or ENGL 1110H | Composition I Honors | |
English Composition - Level 2 | 3 | |
Professional & Technical Communication (Recommended) | 3 | |
Oral Communication | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication (Either are Recommended) | 3 | |
or HNRS 2175G | Introduction to Communications Honors | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ^{1} | 3-4 |
or MATH 1435 | Applications of Calculus I | |
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences | 11 | |
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) | 4 | |
Choose one sequence from the following for four credits: | ||
Algebra-Based Physics I and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab | 4 | |
Calculus -Based Physics I and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab | 4 | |
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) ^{2} | ||
Area V: Humanities ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II | 3-4 |
or MATH 1440 | Applications of Calculus II | |
Viewing A Wider World | ||
Courses must be taken from two different colleges, one being from the College of Business ^{3} | 6 | |
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
ENGR 100G | Introduction to Engineering | 3 |
SUR 222 | Plane Surveying | 3 |
or DRFT 222 | Surveying Fundamentals | |
E T 154 | Construction Methods and Communications | 3 |
E T 240 | Applied Statics | 3 |
or C E 233 | Mechanics-Statics | |
E T 241 | Applied Dynamics | 3 |
E T 254 | Concrete Technology | 3 |
E T 308 | Fluid Technology | 3 |
E T 308 L | Fluid Technology Lab | 1 |
E T 310 | Applied Strength of Materials | 3 |
E T 310 L | Applied Strength of Materials Lab | 1 |
E T 332 | Applied Design of Structures I | 4 |
E T 354 | Soil and Foundation Technology | 4 |
E T 355 | Site/Land Development and Layout | 3 |
E T 410 | Senior Seminar | 1 |
E T 412 | Highway Technology | 3 |
E T 418 | Applied Hydraulics | 3 |
E T 420 | Senior Internship | 3 |
or E T 421 | Senior Project | |
E T 432 | Applied Design of Structures II | 4 |
I E 451 | Engineering Economy | 3 |
Geomatics/Surveying Electives - must come from pre-approved list. ^{4} | 3 | |
Technical Electives ^{4, 5} | 9 | |
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW) | ||
Select one course from the following: | 3-4 | |
Algebra-Based Physics II | 3 | |
Calculus -Based Physics II | 3 | |
Applied Circuits | 4 | |
A ST 311 | Statistical Applications | 3 |
E T 109 | Computer Drafting Fundamentals | 3 |
or DRFT 109 | Computer Drafting Fundamentals | |
E T 200 | Special Topics (Civil Drafting Funamentals) | 3 |
or DRFT 143 | Civil Drafting Fundamentals | |
or DRFT 153 | Survey Drafting Applications | |
Second Language: (not required) | ||
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 ^{6} | 0-3 | |
Total Credits | 120 |
^{1} | For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I andMATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements. Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit. *for either Mathematics course selection students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the class(es) first. |
^{2} | See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses |
^{3} | See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses |
^{4} | Concentrations are "optional" educational sequences that students may chose to focus on particular areas related to CET. Concentrations may often be done without additional credits by judicious use of electives and other optional course requirements. |
^{5} | Technical electives must be taken from a pre-approved list which you can find in the ET office or online. Other choices require CET advisor and/or department head approval. |
^{6} | Elective credit may vary based on Math course selection, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. |
A Suggested Plan of Study for Students
This roadmap assumes student placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.
First Year | ||
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Fall | Credits | |
ENGR 100G | Introduction to Engineering | 3 |
E T 154 | Construction Methods and Communications | 3 |
Choose one sequence from the following: | 4 | |
Algebra-Based Physics I and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab |
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Calculus -Based Physics I and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab |
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MATH 1511G or MATH 1435 |
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ^{1} or Applications of Calculus I |
3-4 |
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Credits | 16-17 | |
Spring | ||
ENGL 1110G or ENGL 1110H |
Composition I or Composition I Honors |
4 |
MATH 1521G or MATH 1440 |
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ^{1} or Applications of Calculus II |
3-4 |
E T 240 or C E 233 |
Applied Statics or Mechanics-Statics |
3 |
E T 254 | Concrete Technology | 3 |
Area V: Humanities Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Credits | 16-17 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall | ||
E T 109 or DRFT 109 |
Computer Drafting Fundamentals or Computer Drafting Fundamentals |
3 |
SUR 222 or DRFT 222 |
Plane Surveying or Surveying Fundamentals |
3 |
ENGL 2210G | Professional & Technical Communication | 3 |
COMM 1115G or HNRS 2175G |
Introduction to Communication or Introduction to Communications Honors |
3 |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course ^{2} | 3 | |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
E T 308 & 308 L |
Fluid Technology and Fluid Technology Lab |
4 |
Choose one from the following: | 3-4 | |
Algebra-Based Physics II | ||
Calculus -Based Physics II | ||
Applied Circuits | ||
CHEM 1120G | Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) | 4 |
Elective Course ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 14-15 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall | ||
E T 310 & 310 L |
Applied Strength of Materials and Applied Strength of Materials Lab |
4 |
E T 200 |
Special Topics (Civial Drafting Fundamentals) or Civil Drafting Fundamentals or Survey Drafting Applications |
3 |
E T 354 | Soil and Foundation Technology | 4 |
E T 241 | Applied Dynamics | 3 |
Credits | 14 | |
Spring | ||
E T 332 | Applied Design of Structures I | 4 |
E T 355 | Site/Land Development and Layout | 3 |
Geomatics/Surveying Elective Course ^{4} | 3 | |
Technical Elective Course ^{5} | 3 | |
Viewing a Wider World Course ^{6} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
E T 432 | Applied Design of Structures II | 4 |
I E 451 | Engineering Economy | 3 |
A ST 311 | Statistical Applications | 3 |
Technical Elective Course ^{5} | 3 | |
Viewing a Wider World Course (from the College of Business) ^{6} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
E T 418 | Applied Hydraulics | 3 |
E T 412 | Highway Technology | 3 |
E T 410 | Senior Seminar | 1 |
E T 420 or E T 421 |
Senior Internship or Senior Project |
3 |
Technical Elective Course ^{5} | 3 | |
Credits | 13 | |
Total Credits | 120-123 |
^{1} | Students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I/MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I or MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II/MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II before enrolling in either option of coursework. *For students wishing to pursue a technical master's degree, MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II are recommended and will satisfy both the Area II and General Education Elective requirements. Students who take MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I and MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II, will need to have an exception made for their degree audit. |
^{2} | See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses |
^{3} | Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor. |
^{4} | Surveying Electives: |
^{5} | Technical Electives: any class, numbered over 300, in the College of Engineering that advances the student’s competence level in their area of interest. Classes numbered 300 or above outside of the College of Engineering may be approved for use as a technical elective if the technical content of the class is deemed sufficient by the Program Coordinator and the Department Head. |
^{6} | See the Viewing a Wider World section of this catalog for a full list of courses |