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Construction Engineering Technology

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The Construction Engineering Technology degree program has strong foundations in materials technology, surveying, CADD, construction estimating, mathematics, computers, basic and engineering sciences, and has an excellent blend of theory and practice of construction discipline. Coursework in Planning and Scheduling, Construction Management, Financial Aspects of Engineering Projects, and Structures including wood, masonry, concrete and steel is required. In addition, the students are required to take courses in soils and foundations, and mechanical and electrical systems.

The curriculum is designed to train students in the fundamentals of construction engineering technology principles via hands-on experimentation in a variety of laboratory settings, such as materials testing, manual and computerized estimating and scheduling, oral and written presentations, and applied learning exercises.

Career Ready
Our job-ready graduates are in high demand for the much-needed technical workforce in our region and throughout the country. Many of our seniors are offered jobs even before graduating. Additionally, graduates of Missouri Western’s engineering technology program are one of the highest paid graduates on campus.

Careers in Construction Engineering Technology include building construction, highway construction, construction project management, surveying, or architectural support.

The four-year B.S. degree programs in Construction Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology are the only programs in the State of Missouri at a public state-supported four-year institution that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET).
Students work on engineering equipment

Construction Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

This four-year degree program prepares individuals as entry-level field construction coordinators, estimators, job schedulers, and construction management trainees. It also prepares individuals for positions related to construction document control, purchasing, equipment superintendent (renting) and quality assurance/quality control. The B.S. degree program in Construction Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (see Appendix D for address).

Program Educational Objectives (BS CET)

  1. Possess the general knowledge of construction industry such as concepts, terminologies, basic and standard problem-solving techniques.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to produce and utilize design, operation, and execution documents related to building and/or heavy construction industry.
  3. Function effectively in a group environment in the workplace through demonstration of technical and communication skills.
  4. Understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
  5. Show respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  7. Continue professional development through life-long learning.
General Studies
42-47
Major Requirements
CET 105Construction Materials3
CET 254Construction Methods and Equipment4
CET 256Bituminous, Concrete and Soils3
CET 260Mechanics of Materials4
CET 270Electrical Installations3
CET 308Analysis of Structures3
CET 315Mechanical Systems3
CET 358Structural Steel and Wood Design3
CET 360Construction Management3
CET 408Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures3
CET 454Construction Estimating4
CET 458Soil Mechanics and Foundations3
CET 480Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CHE 101Introductory Chemistry4
EGT 202Surveying I3
EGT 205Computer-Aided Drafting I3
EGT 260Statics3
EGT 350Technical Report Writing3
EGT 356Fluids and Hydraulics3
EGT 370Financial Aspects of Engineering Projects2
MAT 116College Algebra3
MAT 119Trigonometry2
MAT 147Applied Calculus5
PHY 110College Physics I4

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all CET, ECT, EET, EGT and MET prefix major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.

Are you ready to declare this major or minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Engineering Technology Department.

Mapping your degree plan is an important task for every student. You should consult with your academic advisor to create a plan for degree completion and monitor it regularly.