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CET Curriculum

The construction engineering technology program curriculum (202 quarter units) is designed to give the student both an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering as an applied science and the practical expertise to apply these principles to actual situations. In keeping with professional expectations, the construction engineering technology program incorporates these curricular areas into the educational experience: mathematics and basic sciences; engineering sciences and engineering design; and humanities and social sciences. Per ABET, accreditable engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,

  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,

  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs,

  • an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams,

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,

  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

  • an ability to communicate effectively,

  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context,

  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,

  • a knowledge of contemporary issues, and

  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 

Support Courses For All Engineering Technology Majors

A 2.0 GPA is required in core courses to receive a degree in this major.

  • Computer Applications for ET ETT 101/L (2/1)

  • Applied Statics ETT 210 (3)

  • Applied C Programming ETT 215/L (3/1)

  • Senior Project I ETT 461 (2)

  • Senior Project II ETT 462 (2)

  • Engineering Graphics MFE 126/L (2/1)

  • College Physics PHY 122 (3)

  • College Physics PHY 123 (3)

  • General Chemistry CHM 121/L (3/1)

  • Technical Calculus II MAT 131 (4)

  • Mathematics electives chosen from approved list + (8)
    + Recommended: MAT 105 College Algebra or equivalent, and MAT 106

 

CET Core Courses

A 2.0 GPA is required in core courses to receive a degree in this major.

  • Intro. to Construction Engineering Technology ** ETC 101 (3)

  • Construction Plans and Specifications/Lab ETC 230/L (2/1)

  • Construction Surveying I/Lab ETC 131/L (3/1)

  • Construction Surveying II/Lab ETC 132/L (3/1)

  • Construction Materials ETC 202 (3)

  • Construction Inspection ETC 204 (3)

  • Electrical Installations/Lab ETC 270/L (3/1)

  • Construction Accounting/Lab ETC 279/L (2/1)

  • Construction Estimating I ETC 304 (4)

  • Construction Estimating II ETC 305 (4)

  • Structural Theory ETC 311 (3)

  • Construction Equipment and Methods ETC 312 (3)

  • Timber and Formwork Design ETC 315 (4)

  • Steel Design ETC 316 (3)

  • Concrete and Masonry Design ETC 317 (3)

  • Construction Cost Control ETC 401 (3)

  • Contracts and Specifications ETC 402 (3)

  • Construction Safety ETC 403 (3)

  • Construction Planning and Scheduling ETC 405 (3)

  • Construction Organization and Management ETC 406 (3)

  • Foundations and Soil Mechanics/Lab ETC 411/L (3/1)

  • Concrete Mix Design/Lab ETC 431/L (1/1)

  • Applied C Programming ETT 215/L (3/1)

  • Strength of Materials for ET/Lab ETT 220/L (3/1)

  • Engineering Economic Analysis ETT 305 (4)

  • Applied Fluid Mechanics/Lab ETT 310/L (3/1)

  • Undergraduate Seminar ETT 460 (2)

  • Engineering Graphics MFE 126/L (2/1)

  • Drafting Electives (3)

  • Engineering Technology Electives (consult department advisor) (8)

Total core units in major (134)
** ETC 101 may be substituted for ETT 101/L

General Education Courses

An alternate pattern from that listed here for partial fulfillment of Areas A, C, and D available for students in this major is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) Program. Please see the description of IGE elsewhere in the University Catalog.

Area A (12 units)
1. Freshman English I ENG 104 (4)
2. Advocacy and Argument COM 204 (4)
3. Critical Thinking (4)

Area B (16 units)
1. Technical Calculus I MAT 130 (4)
2. College Physics/Lab PHY 121/L (4) College Physics Laboratory PHY 122L (1)
3. Biological Sciences (3)
4. Science and Technology Synthesis (Dept. approval required) (4)

Area C (16 units)
1. Fine and Performing Arts (4)
2. Philosophy and Civilization (4)
3. Literature and Foreign Languages (4)
4. Humanities Synthesis (Department approval required) (4)

Area D (20 units)
1. Introduction to American Government PLS 201 (4) and United States History HST 202 (4)
2. History, Economics, and Political Science (4)
3. Political Sociology SOC/PLS390 (4)
4. Social Science Synthesis (4)

Area E (4 units)
Elective (4)