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

  1. graduates are competent in at least one of the following areas:
    1. Land Development
    2. Infrastructure Development
    3. Heavy Civil Construction
    4. Cost Estimating
    5. Characterization and mechanical properties of construction materials.
  2. graduates are proficient in the assessment of Engineering Alternatives.
  3. graduates are:
    1. meeting the engineering needs of the region, both in the government and private sectors
    2. leaders in their specialized field of endeavor
  4. 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
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Composition I4
English Composition - Level 23
Professional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communication3
Introduction to Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 13-4
or MATH 1435 Applications of Calculus I
Area III: Laboratory Sciences8
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 23
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II 13-4
or MATH 1440 Applications of Calculus II
Viewing A Wider World 3,46
Departmental/College Requirements
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
E T 101Introduction to Engineering Technology and Geomatics1
E T 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
E T 143Civil/Survey Drafting I3
E T 154Construction Methods and Communications3
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 421Senior Project3
E T 432Applied Design of Structures II4
E T 459Construction Technology and Management 3
ENGR 120DC Circuit Analysis4
ENGR 190Introduction to Engineering Mathematics4
ENGR 233Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR 234Engineering Mechanics II3
I E 451Engineering Economy3
SUR 222Introduction to Geomatics3
Geomatics/Surveying Elective (choose 1 course from the list below)3
Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies3
Spatial Data Adjustment I3
Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying3
Technical Electives (choose 3 courses from the list below) 49
Renewable Energy Technologies3
Solar Energy Technologies3
Wind and Water Energy Technologies3
Sustainable Construction and Green Building Design3
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1230
Total Credits123-125
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 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.

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
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
 Credits16
Spring
E T 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
MATH 1435
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
 
 Credits14-15
Second Year
Fall
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
E T 143 Civil/Survey Drafting I 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
ENGR 233 Engineering Mechanics I 3
MATH 1440
Applications of Calculus II 1
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
3
 Credits15
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits14
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
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
 Credits16
 Total Credits123-124
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

See the Viewing a Wider World section of this catalog for a full list of courses

4

Surveying Electives: SUR 328 Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies, SUR 351 Spatial Data Adjustment I, or SUR 361 Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying

5

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).