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Field of Study: Construction Engineering Technology

Introduction

Construction engineering technology programs prepare people to help engineers who construct buildings and other structures.

 

Overview

Construction engineering technology programs include topics such as:

  • Basic structural engineering principles and construction techniques
  • Construction site management
  • Building site inspection
  • Construction personnel supervision
  • Plan and specification interpretation
  • Applicable building codes
  • Report writing

Schools
Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in construction engineering technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in construction engineering technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.