Bachelor of Technology Plan of Study

Bachelor of Technology (126 Credit Hours)

BT Flow Chart
Learn more about the fifth to ninth semester courses offered for the BT in Civil Engineering Technology.

The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET has accredited the baccalaureate degree program in Civil Engineering Technology.

Technical Course Requirements: 78 Credit Hours
CET 2103 Construction Management & Economics
Students learn and apply their knowledge of economic principles in making decisions and choosing among alternatives. It includes the study of basis of equivalent worth, rate of return, payback analysis, estimating, scheduling and an overview of the construction industry. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1513.
CET 2123 Property of Soils
Students learn and apply properties of soils in related engineering problems. It includes the study of critical properties of soils, soil types/soil structure, soil classification, site investigation, movement of water through soil, stress analysis, shear strength, foundations, site improvement and soil stability in slopes. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: MATH 1513.
CET 2323 Statics
Students learn and apply concepts of forces, moments, reactions, free-body diagrams, friction, internal forces and moments of inertia. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1613.
CET 3114 Strengths of Materials & Structural Analysis
Students learn and apply concepts of stress, strain and deformation of bodies in tension, compression, shear, bearing, and torsion. It includes the study of basic analysis and design of columns, beams, cables and arches, lateral loads, and slope/deflection theory. Theory. Prerequisite: CET 2323 and MATH 2144.
CET 3123 Dynamics
Students learn and apply the study of dynamic motion of particles. It includes the study of kinematics, Newton’s Laws, and work and energy principles. Theory. Prerequisites: CET 2323, MATH 2144.
CET 3143 Transportation I
Students learn and apply design components of modern roadway and other transportation systems. Theory. Prerequisites: MATH 1613, SURV 2303.
CET 3213 Steel Structures
Students learn and apply principles of steel design to analyze and design structural steel members loaded with various types of force. Theory.Prerequisites: CET 3114.
CET 3313 Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulics
Students learn and apply basic fluid properties in related engineering problems. It includes the study of conservation equations, dimensional analysis, modeling structures in hydraulic applications, flow in conduits, open channel flow, water pumps and pump selection hydraulic measurements, and forces acting on submerged bodies. Theory. Prerequisite: CET 2323 and MATH 2144.
CET 3543 F.E. Exam Review
Prepares students to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Students apply their knowledge of both the civil and general engineering portions of the exam by reviewing problems and testing on these topics in the same manner as the FE exam. Prerequisite: Classification as a senior.
CET 4213 Reinforced Concrete Design
Students learn and apply their knowledge of principles of reinforced concrete to analyze and design structural members with various types of forces. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: CET 3114.
CET 4224 Hydrology
Students learn and apply basic principles of surface and groundwater hydrology and their application. It includes the study of hydrologic cycle, weather and hydrology, hydrographs, hydrologic measurements, runoff and peak flow analysis. Theory. Prerequisite: CET 3313.
CET 4233 Water/Waste Water Management
Students learn and apply chemical and biological concepts, mass balance, water/wastewater quality, unit operations/processes, the design of processes in water/wastewater treatment plants, and solid waste management. Theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 1314, CET 3313.
CET 4812 BT Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their education process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: complete a minimum of five semesters of related course work or Division Chair’s approval.
CET 3103 Elements of Electricity
ETD 4413 Capstone
The culminating student experience in Engineering Technologies, and utilizes applied research projects identified during student internships. Students work in teams to investigate alternatives for real problems which have the potential to increase employer productivity. The student teams analyze potential, design alternative solutions, test the most viable alternative, interpret the findings, document the best practices and promote deployment back to employers. Faculty assists students in the design and conduct of their applied research efforts. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: Taken in the semester of graduation or the Division Chair’s approval and the student must have a minimum 2.0 retention GPA.
ETDG 1143 Introduction to Design/Drafting
Students learn basic use and application of AutoCAD as a drafting tool through the creation of geometrical shapes, parts, drawings, and electrical symbols and schematics. Students also gain a basic understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, and architectural design and drafting. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra or higher. Theory/Lab. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
ETDG 1192 Applied AutoCAD
Each learner produces geometric figures using basic AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, and progress to advanced AutoCAD features that enhance productivity and accuracy. Drawings are scaled and plotted according to industry standards. All learners use the Windows operating system to manage drawing files, and compare their time on a project with the minimum acceptable time allotted to a practicing technician for completion of the same task. In order to improve life-long learning skills, the learner uses written or on-line resources to independently determine a solution when presented with an unknown concept. Students must have taken or be enrolled in College Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1143. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2203 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Each learner uses AutoCAD Map to gather, analyze, compile and manipulate data to create accurate, and fully integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping projects. Students must have taken or be enrolled in Intermediate Algebra. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 0163.
ETDG 2663 Civil Technology Applications
Students learn and apply knowledge in the field of land surveying drafting and civil drafting. Includes the study of converting field notes to drawings, developing plans and profiles for underground utilities, and paving and developing site grading plans. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1192.
SURV 1011 Introduction to Surveying
Each learner demonstrates proper procedures of use, and capabilities of several different surveying instruments, including a transit, theodolite, total station, and a builder’s level. Each learner also performs mathematic computations to solve surveying related problems. Theory/Lab. Pre- requisite or co-requisite: MATH 0163.
SURV 2303 Surveying I
An introduction to and application of plane surveying procedures and field problems related to linear and angular measurements, differential leveling and topographic surveys. Students gain competency through a series of practical and real world field applications. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: MATH 1513 and SURV 1011.
SURV 1223 Land Law I
Each learner determines how the concepts of boundary creation, ownership transfer, and description of real property, easements, and the history of boundaries are applied to the practice of land surveying. Theory.
SURV 2223 Land Law II
Each learner understands the role of the surveyor in the legal system and applies the legal principles of locating conveyances, and boundaries in the field to the practice of surveying. Theory. Prerequisite: SURV 1223.
General Education Requirements: 48 Credit Hours
Oral Communications: 6 Credit Hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
ENGL 3323 Technical Writing III
Communication Arts: 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
Mathematics: 13 Credit Hours
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
MATH 2144 Calculus I
MATH 2153 Calculus II
History: 3 Credit Hours
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865 or
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Humanities: 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Elective 3 Credit Hours
Philosophy: 3 Credit Hours
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science: 3 Credit Hours
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Science: 8 Credit Hours
PHYS 1114 General Physics I
CHEM 1314 Chemistry I
Social Science: 3 Credit Hours
Social Science Elective 3 Credit Hours
Interdepartmental Requirements: 1 Credit Hour
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone