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Civil Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)

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.

Civil Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.)


Description


What is Civil Engineering Technology at ODU like?

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.

Program Highlights


What makes Civil Engineering Technology at ODU unique?

  • 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

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

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.

Construction Managers

$101,000

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Cost Estimators

$68,420

MEDIAN SALARY


Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Materials Engineers

$98,610

MEDIAN SALARY


Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Clark Nexsen, Speight, Marshalls and Francis, Century Concrete, Clancy & Theys, E.T. Gresham, S.B. Ballard, GET Solutions, Virginia Department of Transportation VDOT, City of Chesapeake, Hampton Roads Sanitary District, City of Viriginia Beach, City of Norfolk, Newport News Ship Building, Pembroke Construction, D.E. Kirby, Bissette Construction, Virtexco

Courses


What are some courses offered in Civil Engineering Technology at ODU?

CET 355:
Sustainable Building Practices


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.

CET 365:
Building Information Modeling (BIM)


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.

CET 440:
Contract Documents


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.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Civil Engineering Technology at ODU?

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.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Michael Seek


Location:

102 KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3619


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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