Engineering Technology - Civil - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

CET students learn to implement current civil engineering practices in design, construction, and project management. They may assist with design and/or supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, dams, bridges; and water supply and sewage systems. They take courses in properties of construction materials, blueprint reading, surveying, applied structural design, highway technology, land development, and hydraulics.

The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Requirements (123 credits)

General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Written Communications Elective (ENGL 218G Recommended) 13
Oral Communications Elective (COMM 265G Recommended) 13
Area II: Mathematics - see below
Area III: Laboratory Science
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry4
PHYS 211GGeneral Physics I3
or PHYS 215G Engineering Physics I
PHYS 211GLGeneral Physics I Laboratory1
or PHYS 215GL Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Areas IV & V: Social and Behavioral Sciences & Humanities and Fine Arts
Select 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least 6 credits from each area: 115
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Select 6-9 credits from Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology electives 1
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts:
Select 6-9 credits from History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, and Religion electives 1
Institution Specific General Education
Viewing a Wider World Electives (must be taken from two different colleges) 16
Program Specific Requirements
MATH 235Calculus for the Technical Student I3
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 236Calculus for the Technical Student II3
or MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Select one course (3-4 credits) from the following:3
General Physics II3
Engineering Physics II
Applied Circuits4
Electric Circuit Analysis3
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
I E 451Engineering Economy3
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 143Civil Drafting Fundamentals3
SUR 222Plane Surveying3
or DRFT 222 Surveying Fundamentals
Geomatics/Surveying Elective - must come from pre-approved list (see advisor)3
Technical Electives - must come from pre-approved list (see advisor or list in ET office)9
Engineering Technology
E T 154Construction Methods and Communications3
E T 240Applied Statics3
E T 241Applied Dynamics3
E T 254Concrete Technology3
E T 308Fluid Technology3
E T 308 LFluid Technology Lab1
E T 310Applied Strength of Materials3
E T 310 LApplied Strength of Materials Lab1
E T 332Applied Design of Structures I4
E T 354Soil and Foundation Technology4
E T 355Site/Land Development and Layout3
E T 410Senior Seminar1
E T 412Highway Technology3
E T 418Applied Hydraulics3
E T 420Senior Internship3
or E T 421 Senior Project
E T 432Applied Design of Structures II4
Concentrations - students "may" choose to focus on a particular CET concentration (optional) 2
The following optional concentrations are available:
Construction Technology
Geomatics (Surveying Engineering)
Renewable Energy Technologies
Transportation Technology
Water/Wastewater Technology
Total Credits123

See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses


 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.

Concentration: Construction Technology

Technical and Surveying Elective Requirements
E T 454Advanced Construction Technology3
E T 455Cost Estimating and Scheduling3
SUR 328Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
Select one from the following:3
Leadership and Motivation3
Work Teams in Organizations3
New Venture Creation3
Total Credits12

Concentration: Renewable Energy Technologies

Technical and Survey Elective Requirements
E T 381Renewable Energy Technologies3
E T 382Solar Energy Technologies3
or E T 384 Wind and Water Energy Technologies
E T 386Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design3
SUR 328Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
Total Credits12

Concentration: Transportation Technology

Technical and Survey Elective Requirements
C E 479Pavement Analysis and Design3
E T 455Cost Estimating and Scheduling3
E T 472Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)3
SUR 328Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
Total Credits12

Concentration: Water/Wastewater Technology

Technical and Survey Elective Requirements
C E 256Environmental Engineering and Science3
C E 356Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering3
SUR 328Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
ENVE 456Environmental Engineering Design3
Total Credits12

Concentration: Geomatics (Surveying Engineering)

Technical and Survey Elective Requirements12
Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
Legal Principles and Boundary Law I3
Introductory Spatial Data Adjustment I3
Precise Digital Mapping3
Introduction to Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying3
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems4
Total Credits12