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The B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology (CET) is a high-quality degree program that meets national standards of excellence. The program focuses on the application and practice of civil engineering principles, and offers three specializations: Construction Management, Structural Design, and Site Development. Graduates will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure systems. The math and physics throughout the curriculum is consistent with that required in practice. The program focuses on development of communication and entrepreneurial skills.
CET Graduates can sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) license examinations
Articulation agreements exist for several in-state and out-of-state community colleges engaged in engineering technology programs or similar
The CET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
Work experience can be used to gain college credit via Prior Learning Assessment and/or Internship/Coops
Tutoring services are available for some lower level courses at the Student Success Center. This service is available for both on-campus and online students.
Attractive tuition costs for out-of-state distance learning and military students
The CET program focuses on the application and practice of civil engineering principles. Graduates from our program will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure systems. Graduates are employed in civil engineering related positions as project superintendents, project or field engineers, structural engineers, construction project managers, construction estimators, construction schedulers, materials laboratory engineers, and forensic engineers to name a few.
Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's this program? Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.
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The course will examine industry trends in sustainable building practices. It explores the green building strategies used in the design and construction of sustainable buildings. The role of site selection, water efficiency, energy, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality will be explored. Prerequisites: Junior standing.
This course is an introduction to building information modeling (BIM) and its implementation in building design and construction. Topics include the fundamentals of information modeling; business benefits of BIM; impacts of BIM on design and construction processes; integrated design process and project delivery; popular software applications and basic modeling techniques; and popular areas and best practices of BIM implementation. Prerequisite: CET 260.
The basic concepts of contracts and the standard contract documents used in construction. Also included is a study of the dispute resolution process in arbitration. Prerequisites: CET 210.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Civil Engineering Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Freshman students must have graduated from high school. Transfer students must have 2.0 GPA or better. Transfer students following articulation agreements must abide by the guidelines stipulated on the agreements. Students with foreign degrees interested in obtaining ABET accredited education are encouraged to apply.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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