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 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET www.abet.org
Concentrations
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 123 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 | 4 | |
Composition I | 4 | |
English Composition - Level 2 | 3 | |
Professional & Technical Communication | 3 | |
Oral Communication | 3 | |
Introduction to Communication | 3 | |
Area II: Mathematics | ||
MATH 1511G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry I ^{1} | 3-4 |
or MATH 1435 | Applications of Calculus I | |
Area III: Laboratory Sciences | 8 | |
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 ^{2} | 3 | |
Area V: Humanities ^{2} | 3 | |
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
General Education Elective | ||
MATH 1521G | Calculus and Analytic Geometry II ^{1} | 3-4 |
or MATH 1440 | Applications of Calculus II | |
Viewing A Wider World ^{3,4} | 6 | |
Departmental/College Requirements | ||
A ST 311 | Statistical Applications | 3 |
E T 101 | Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics | 1 |
E T 109 | Computer Drafting Fundamentals | 3 |
E T 143 | Civil Drafting Fundamentals | 3 |
E T 154 | Construction Methods and Communications | 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 421 | Senior Project | 3 |
E T 432 | Applied Design of Structures II | 4 |
E T 459 | Construction Technology and Management | 3 |
ENGR 120 | DC Circuit Analysis | 4 |
ENGR 190 | Introduction to Engineering Mathematics | 4 |
ENGR 233 | Engineering Mechanics I | 3 |
ENGR 234 | Engineering Mechanics II | 3 |
I E 451 | Engineering Economy | 3 |
SUR 222 | Introduction to Geomatics | 3 |
Geomatics/Surveying Elective (choose 1 course from the list below) | 3 | |
Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies | 3 | |
Spatial Data Adjustment I | 3 | |
Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying | 3 | |
Technical Electives (choose 3 courses from the list below) ^{4} | 9 | |
Renewable Energy Technologies | 3 | |
Solar Energy Technologies | 3 | |
Wind and Water Energy Technologies | 3 | |
Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design | 3 | |
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) | 3 | |
Second Language: (not required) | ||
Electives, to bring the total credits to 123 | 0 | |
Total Credits | 123-125 |
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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.
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See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses
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See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses
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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.
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 | |
ENGL 1110G | Composition I | 4 |
E T 101 | Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics | 1 |
E T 154 | Construction Methods and Communications | 3 |
ENGR 120 | DC Circuit Analysis | 4 |
ENGR 190 | Introduction to Engineering Mathematics | 4 |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
E T 109 | Computer Drafting Fundamentals | 3 |
MATH 1435 or MATH 1511G | Applications of Calculus I ^{1} or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I | 3-4 |
CHEM 1120G | Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) | 4 |
Area III: Lab Sciences (Choose one) | 4 | |
Algebra-Based Physics I and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab | ||
Calculus -Based Physics I and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab | ||
Credits | 14-15 | |
Second Year | ||
Fall | ||
COMM 1115G | Introduction to Communication | 3 |
E T 143 | Civil Drafting Fundamentals | 3 |
ENGL 2210G | Professional & Technical Communication | 3 |
ENGR 233 | Engineering Mechanics I | 3 |
MATH 1440 or MATH 1521G | Applications of Calculus II ^{1} or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II | 3 |
Credits | 15 | |
Spring | ||
Area IV: Social Behavior Sciences ^{2} | 3 | |
E T 254 | Concrete Technology | 3 |
E T 308 | Fluid Technology | 3 |
E T 308 L | Fluid Technology Lab | 1 |
ENGR 234 | Engineering Mechanics II | 3 |
SUR 222 | Introduction to Geomatics | 3 |
Credits | 16 | |
Third Year | ||
Fall | ||
Area V: Humanities ^{2} | 3 | |
E T 310 | Applied Strength of Materials | 3 |
E T 310 L | Applied Strength of Materials Lab | 1 |
E T 354 | Soil and Foundation Technology | 4 |
Viewing a Wider World ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 14 | |
Spring | ||
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts ^{2} | 3 | |
E T 332 | Applied Design of Structures I | 4 |
E T 355 | Site/Land Development and Layout | 3 |
Surveying Elective Course (from pre-approved list) ^{4} | 3 | |
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) ^{5} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Fourth Year | ||
Fall | ||
A ST 311 | Statistical Applications | 3 |
E T 432 | Applied Design of Structures II | 4 |
E T 459 | Construction Technology and Management | 3 |
I E 451 | Engineering Economy | 3 |
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) ^{5} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Spring | ||
E T 410 | Senior Seminar | 1 |
E T 412 | Highway Technology | 3 |
E T 418 | Applied Hydraulics | 3 |
E T 421 | Senior Project | 3 |
Technical Elective Course (from pre-approved list) ^{5} | 3 | |
Viewing a Wider World ^{3} | 3 | |
Credits | 16 | |
Total Credits | 123-124 |
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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.
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See the General Education section of this catalog for a full list of courses
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See the Viewing a Wider World section of this catalog for a full list of courses
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Surveying Electives: SUR 328 Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies, SUR 351 Spatial Data Adjustment I, or SUR 361 Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying
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Technical Elective Courses: E T 381 Renewable Energy Technologies, E T 382 Solar Energy Technologies, E T 384 Wind and Water Energy Technologies, E T 386 Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design, E T 472 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), E T 480 Innovation and Product Development, and any SUR 300+ (in addition to the required Surveying Elective).