Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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The ABET-accredited Construction Engineering Technology (CNET) program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas builds a strong foundation in mathematics, science, engineering and general education.

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Why Earn a degree in Construction Engineering Technology Degree?

You'll be trained in a variety of backgrounds, which will enable you to achieve professional success in Construction Engineering/Management or related fields.

Students will acquire the following skills during their time in the program:

  • Construction methods and materials
  • Computer aid design
  • Structures
  • Construction management
  • Construction scheduling and control
  • Construction contracts and laws

Technical and management skills are enhanced through laboratory sections, which are tied to most of the Construction Engineering Technology major courses. The latest technologies in construction are actively implemented in the curriculum, including cold-formed steel construction and building information modeling.

Marketable Skills
  • Produce construction documents
  • Analyze construction project costs
  • Apply construction project management
  • Select construction material and practices
  • Teamwork

Construction Engineering Technology Degree Highlights

You’ll apply advanced science, engineering and mathematics and use known or emerging technology to develop solutions relevant to industry problems.
You can join other engineering technology students by participating in student chapters of the Association of Construction Engineering Technology among others.
The College of Engineering also supports a Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community that brings together engineering majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.
Discovery Park is a 300-acre research facility that brings together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technological innovation.
In the Construction Engineering Technology program, you’ll begin taking major courses during the first semester of your freshman year.
We emphasize learning through experience in every course and provide hands-on laboratory activities.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Construction Engineering Technology?

Engineering technologists work side-by-side with engineering specialists and scientists in design, research and development, quality control, product development and manufacturing.

You will gain the practical skills needed to work in the field with a Construction Engineering Technology degree from UNT. Graduates of our program are highly sought after in nearly every industry sector. Many stay at UNT to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in technical fields, business and law.

Construction Engineering Technology Degree Courses You Could Take

Construction Graphics and Modeling (3 hrs)
Interpretation and creation of construction plans using hand drafting, CAD, and BIM methods.
Structural Analysis (3 hrs)
Analysis of continuous structures using slope-deflection, conjugate-beam, and virtual work methods. Force and stiffness methods of analysis are applied to truss and frame structures. Relevant computer applications are applied.
Structural Design with Concrete, Timber and Other Materials (3 hrs)
Review of current requirements and techniques for design of modern structures using materials such as reinforced concrete, timber, engineered brick and concrete masonry. Relevant design specifications and criteria are included.
Construction Management (3 hrs)
Planning, organizing, scheduling and managing construction projects. Includes preconstruction planning, cost and quality control, materials procurement, subcontractor management, start-up and close-out.
Advanced Design in Cold-Formed Steel Structures (3 hrs)
Study of the theories of design and behavior of cold-formed/light gauge steel structural members, connections and systems. Relevant design specifications and computer applications are included.
Construction Methods and Materials (3 hrs)
Introduction to the materials, systems, methods and procedures of building construction.

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