The Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering Technology (CET) is designed to provide today’s construction industry with professionals skilled in the complexities of the construction field. Given the diversity of the construction profession, this program covers multiple areas to produce a graduate who is employable in a variety of professional construction positions.
The construction program is designed to provide understanding and experience in the following five major construction areas:
- Management / Supervision
- Accounting / Cost Control
- Field Engineering
- Material Testing
Student Outcomes – Engineering Technology Programs
Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:
- an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
- an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology;
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
- an ability to function effectively on teams;
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
- an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
- a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Program Specific Outcomes Criteria -Construction Engineering Technology
Those program criteria are:
- utilize techniques that are appropriate to administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes;
- estimate costs, estimate quantities, and evaluate materials for construction projects;
- utilize measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction;
- apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to construction engineering;
- produce and utilize design, construction, and operations documents;
- perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems associated with construction engineering;
- select appropriate construction materials and practices;
- apply appropriate principles of construction management, law, and ethics, and;
- perform standard analysis and design in at least one sub-discipline related to construction engineering.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)
The educational objectives of the Construction Engineering Technology Program are consistent with the mission and goals of ETSU as well as the ABET Criteria 2012-2013. The program in Construction Engineering Technology provides education and training to produce graduates who can meet the educational objectives listed below.
- Objective 1 (PEO 1): Produce graduates that are prepared for successful careers in the areas associated with construction engineering technology, project/construction management, field engineering, materials testing and evaluation, design, sales, and construction finance.
- Objective 2 (PEO 2): Will produce graduates who advance in their careers and continue their professional development.
- Objective 3 (PEO 3): Will produce graduates who understand the overall human context in which engineering technology activities take place.
This curriculum incorporates communication (oral & written), on-the-job training (cooperative education), and real life examples and projects throughout the program. To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Construction Engineering Technology a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:
ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation
Oral Communication (choose 1)
Literature (choose 1)
Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)
ENTC 3020 Technology & Society
Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)
HIST 2010 The United States to 1877
HIST 2020 The United States since 1877
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus
PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus
PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology
Technology Core Requirements
ENTC 1510 Student in University
ENTC 2170 CADD
ENTC 3030 Technical Communication
ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision
ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling
ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum
ENTC 2410 Construction Fundamentals
ENTC 2420 Residential & Commercial Plan
ENTC 2440 Mechanical Systems
ENTC 3010 Statics & Strength of Materials
ENTC 3400 Construction Materials
ENTC 3410 Construction Estimating
ENTC 3420 Advanced Construction Estimating
ENTC 3430 Materials and Methods I
ENTC 3440 Materials and Methods II
ENTC 3620 Thermal and Fluid Technologies
ENTC 3650 Applied Electricity-Electronics<
ENTC 4417 Construction Finance and Administration
ENTC 4777 Safety Management
SURV 2550 Surveying Measurement Fundamentals
MATH 1720 Precalculus
MATH 1840 Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus
MATH 1850 Integral Calculus for Technology
ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting I
Graduates of the Construction Engineering Technology program at East Tennessee State University will:
- Obtain degree-related professional positions based on professional goals and outcomes.
- Use acceptable industry standards and ethical judgments to identify, evaluate and solve complex problems.
- Perform competitively in the work force against graduates from other university level construction programs.
- Adapt to various and changing construction projects and technological situations.
- Function effectively in team-oriented open-ended activities within a construction environment.
- Communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical modes.
In-depth study of construction is made possible with educational facilities such as the:
- Construction plan reading room (with state-of-the-art estimating and scheduling systems)
- Material testing labs
- Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) labs
- Construction Library
- Dedicated lecture & design classrooms and
- State-of-the-art, multimedia-enabled classrooms
Students currently declaring a major in the Construction Technology Program or a related program of study have the opportunity to join the ETSU Construction Management Association. The CMA is an unaffiliated, student governed organization which provides extracurricular activities with a construction-oriented emphasis. This student organization is recognized and supported by the following professional organizations: