Major in Civil Engineering Technology, BS (130 credits minimum)

Accredited by TAC of ABET

Advisors: S.C. Basim, P.E. (860-832-1807) and C. Anderson, P.E. (860 832-1849)

This major provides students with a background in design support, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure. Graduates may work in consulting firms, construction organizations, testing laboratories, municipal governments, and utility companies. Emphasis is on the areas of surveying, materials, structures, and use of the computer in the civil and construction industries. Students must complete the coursework in four categories: general education, major requirements, directed electives, and additional requirements.

Core Requirements (60 credits)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering 3
ET 251Applied Mechanics I-Statics3
ET 252Applied Mechanics II-Dynamics3
ET 354Applied Fluid Mechanics3
ET 357Strength of Materials3
ET 361 Engineering Technology Instrumentation 3
ET 399Engineering Economy3
ETC 122Introduction to CAD for AEC I3
ETC 353Introduction to Engineering Surveying
CM 353Introduction to Surverying
ETC 397Structural Analysis3
ETC 451Soil Mechanics and Foundations3
ETC 454Introduction to Transportation Engineering3
ETC 457Advanced Surveying 3

ETC 458GPS Mapping for GIS3
ETC 470Structural Steel Design3
ETC 471Reinforced Concrete Structures3
ETC 475Hydrology and Storm Drainage3
ETC 497Civil Technical  Practice and Senior Project Research2
ETC 498Civil ET Senior Project (Capstone)2
Students in ETC 498 must register to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

Directed Electives (2-9 credits)

The following courses, selected in consultation with an academic advisor, satisfy the directed technical electives requirement:

ETC 472Timber Structures3
ETC 476Environmental Technology3
ET 495Topics in Engineering Technology3
CM 155Construction Documents3
CM 455Construction Project Management3
GEOG 378Geographic Information Systems3
CET 113Introduction to Information Processing3
ENGR 490Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)3

Additional Requirements (30 credits)

CET 236 Circuit Analysis 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CM 356  Materials of Construction 4
ET 240 Spreadsheet and Engineering Problem Solving Tools

CS 213 Applications of Computing I
ETM 358 Applied Thermodynamics 3
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry 4

MATH 116Pre-Calculus Mathematics 3
STAT 104 Elementary Statistics 3
ENG 403 Technical Writing 3

Electives (3 credits, unrestricted)

General Education Requirements for Engineering Technology (ET) Majors (40-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities                                              9
            3 credits of literature and 6 credits of literature, philosophy, or fine arts. No more than 6
            credits from any one discipline.

Study Area II: Social Sciences                                                  6
            3 credits of history and 3 credits of economics, geography, history, or political science or
            ET 399 (Engineering Economy)

Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences                                             
            3 credits of anthropology, psychology, or sociology

Study Area IV: Natural Sciences                                          8
            PHYS 121 or 125**; PHYS 122 or 126**

Skill Area I: Communication Skills                               6
            ENG 110* and COMM 140

Skill Area II: Mathematics                                                      6-8
            MATH 135 or MATH 152**; MATH 136 or MATH 221**

Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency                            0-6

Skill Area IV: University Requirement                                    2-3
            PE 144 (or ENGR 150 for transfer students)

* Placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or mathematics courses.

** Recommended


The CCSU Department of Engineering will be phasing-out the Civil Engineering Technology program over the next few years and transitioning to the Civil Engineering program. The department will continue to admit students to the Civil Engineering Technology program under the following schedule:

Status of admitted student Last start date of study

a. High school graduate/first year Fall 2010

b. Community college transfer (with 30 semester credits at date of entry) Fall 2011

c. Community college transfer (with a two-year associates degree in Engineering Science or Technological Studies) Fall 2012


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