Construction Engineering Technology (Bachelor's Degree)

Fundamentals

Construction managers plan and direct construction projects to ensure schedules, contracts and budgets are met and the work site is safe for workers and the general public.

The bachelor’s degree program builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the associate degree program.

  • You’ll gain a thorough grasp of construction technology principles and concepts.
  • Program accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Our faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • are professional engineers or expert practitioners in their areas of expertise
  • draw on real-world experience
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on research

Experience construction engineering technology firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Construction Materials Testing Lab
  • Project Estimating and Scheduling Lab
  • Building Construction and Residential Building Lab

Real-world experience

The required cooperative work study experience for the Construction Engineering Technology program may begin after the student has completed 64 hours of course work in the Construction Engineering Technology program. This requirement may be satisfied by one of the following options: 

  1. One semester* co-op registered with Career Services
  2. 120 service hours with a credible construction organization**
  3. One calendar year of full-time, continuous, and ongoing employment in a construction management related position**

* Summer I and II combined count as one semester for the co-op.

** For options 2 and 3, a portfolio of work must be submitted to and approved by the Program Director. The portfolio will include but not be limited to a description of the various work, evidence of work such as supervisor letters or certificates, and a technical paper, addressing a relevant topic associated with the work.

Recent placements include: 

  • Kokosing Construction Company
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Ruhlin Construction Company
  • Wayne Homes
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Great Lakes Construction
  • Environmental Design Group

Student organizations

Interact with other construction engineering technology students and professionals in the following organizations:

  • The Construction Management Association of America (student chapter)
  • Women in Engineering program
  • Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Steel Bridge
  • Concrete Canoe

Accreditation accredited-by-abet

The bachelor's degree program in Construction Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.


Sample Curriculum


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Department of Civil Engineering

Contact: Marcia Belcher

Career Opportunities

Individuals working in the field of construction engineering technologies use knowledge of construction methods, business operations and management skills to support construction projects. They work on residential or commercial buildings, bridges, roads, dams, and wastewater treatment systems.

Common jobs:

  • Field Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Cost Estimator or Cost Engineer
  • Scheduler
  • Engineering Technician

Outlook

Opportunities for construction managers are increasing as the level and complexity of construction activity continues to grow.

Career services

Career Services helps students and alumni explore and reach career goals. They connect students to employers for internships, jobs, and careers.