Bachelor of Technology Plan of Study

Bachelor of Technology (126 credit hours)

Suggested sequence of courses
Learn what to expect from the first to ninth semester of the BT in Civil Engineering Technology.

Departmental Requirements

Course Hours
CET 2113 Strengths of Materials 3
Students learn and apply concepts of stress, strain and deformation of bodies in tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion. It also includes the study of mechanical properties of engineering materials, pressure vessels and buckling theory. Theory. Prerequisite: CET 2323.
CET 2123 Properties of Soils 3
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 2212 Transportation 2
Students learn and apply design components of modern roadway and other transportation systems. Theory. Prerequisites: MATH 1613 and SURV 2303.
CET 2323 Statics 3
Students learn and apply concepts of forces, moments, reactions, free-body diagrams, friction, internal forces and moments of inertia. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 1613.
CET 3113 Structural Analysis 3
Students learn and apply concepts of stress, strain and deformation of bodies in tension, compression, shear, bearing and torsion. This course includes the study of basic analysis and design of columns, beams, cables and arches, as well as lateral loads and slope/deflection theory. Theory. Prerequisites: CET 2113 and MATH 2144.
CET 3123 Dynamics 3
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 and MATH 2144.
CET 3213 Steel Structures 3
Students learn and apply principles of steel design to analyze and design structural steel members loaded with various types of force. Theory. Prerequisites: CET 2113 and CET 3113.
CET 3313 Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics 3
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. Prerequisites: CET 2323 and MATH 2144.
CET 3443 Environmental Engineering 3
Students learn and apply the environmental pollution control/management principles and methodologies. The course includes air pollution control, fate and transport, treatment technologies. Theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 1314 and CET 3313.
CET 3533 Engineering Mathematics 3
Students learn and apply principles of upper level math and computer skills as they relate to civil engineering technology problems. Focus is placed on linear algebra, statistics and probability, and Excel computations and programming. Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 2144.
CET 3543 Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review 3
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. Theory. Prerequisite: Classification as a senior.
CET 4123 Construction Management & Economics 3
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 4213 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
Students learn and apply their knowledge of principles of reinforced concrete to analyze and design structural members with various types of forces. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: CET 2113 and CET 3113.
CET 4224 Hydrology 4
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 3
Students learn and apply chemical and biological concepts, mass balance, water/wastewater quality, unit operations/processes, design of processes in water/wastewater treatment plants, and solid waste management. Theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 1314 and CET 3313.
CET 4414 Capstone 4
Students apply their knowledge of civil engineering topics by completing a project, which include planning, design, and a final presentation. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: Classification as a senior.
CET 4806 Internship 6
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: Successful completion of a minimum of five (5) semesters of related coursework or School Dean’s approval.
ETDG 1143 Introduction to Design/Drafting 3
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. Theory/Lab. Corequisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 1192 Applied AutoCAD 2
Each learner produces geometric figures using basic AutoCAD drawing and editing commands, and progresses 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. Corequisite: MATH 1513.
ETDG 2663 Civil Technology Applications 3
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.
ETDG 2674 Civil Drafting 3
Students develop an understanding of the field of civil drafting, which includes standard procedures, plan and profile sheets, alignments, and other key elements of the civil design field. Students also use a computer aided design program to gather, analyze, compile and manipulate data to create accurate and fully integrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping projects. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ETDG 1192.
SURV 1011 Introduction to Surveying 1
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.
SURV 1223 Land Law I 3
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 3
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.
SURV 2303 Surveying I 3
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.
Total Hours 77

General Education Requirements

For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.

Course Type Hours Course Credits
History & Government 6 HIST 1493 US History to 1865 3
or HIST 1483 US History since 1865 3
POLS 1113 US Government 3
English & Language Arts 12 ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I 3
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II 3
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II 3
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications 3
or SPCH 2313 Small Group Communication 3
Humanities 6 PHIL 1213 Ethics 3
Humanities Elective 3
Mathematics 13 MATH 1513 College Algebra 3
MATH 1613 Trigonometry 3
MATH 2144 Calculus I 4
MATH 2153 Calculus II 3
Science 8 CHEM 1314 General Chemistry I 4
PHYS 1114 General Physics I 4
Social & Behavior Sciences 3 Social & Behavior Sciences Elective 3
Total Hours   48

Interdepartmental Requirements

Course Hours
ORIE 1011 College Strategies 1
Total Hours 1