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.

BS CET Program Educational Objectives:

  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 and ethical responsibilities, respect for diversity, and quality and continuous improvement.

BS CET Student Outcomes:

  • an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  • an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

BS CET Program Statistics:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Enrollments 62 73 68 61 70 62
Graduates 10 11 12 10 8 15
The four-year B.S. degree program in Construction Engineering Technology is the only program in the State of Missouri at a public state-supported four-year institution that are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
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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 351Construction Estimating I3
CET 358Structural Steel and Wood Design3
CET 360Construction Management3
CET 408Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures3
CET 451Construction Estimating II2
CET 456Construction Contracts Administration3
CET 458Soil Mechanics and Foundations3
CET 480Construction Planning and Scheduling3
EGT 202Surveying I3
EGT 205Computer-Aided Drafting I3
EGT 260Statics3
EGT 350Technical Report Writing3
EGT 370Financial Aspects of Engineering Projects2
EGT 490Engineering Technology Internship1
CHE 101Introductory Chemistry4
MAT 116College Algebra3
MAT 119Trigonometry2
MAT 147Applied Calculus5
PHY 110College Physics I4

Program Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all EGT and CET prefix major coursework.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 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. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam. 
Are you ready to declare this major? 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.

Transfer Programs


The students in the pre-engineering transfer program are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor in the Department of Engineering Technology to develop a transfer plan and to contact an advisor at their chosen transfer university.

The exact plan followed will depend on the specialized area (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, etc.) and the engineering school to which the student plans to transfer. Also, many students are not prepared for calculus their first semester and special programs must be arranged. Students will not receive a pre-engineering degree or certificate from Missouri Western State University.


The pre-architecture transfer program is designed for students preparing themselves to transfer to a school of architecture. The students in pre-architecture transfer program are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor in the Department of Engineering Technology to develop a transfer plan and to contact an advisor at their chosen transfer university. Students will not receive a pre-architecture degree or certificate from Missouri Western State University.