Civil Engineering Technology (BS)

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Gain professional expertise in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure, with a Civil Engineering Technology degree from Indiana State.

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Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology at Indiana State?

Civil engineering technology provides the practical skills necessary to design, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects like bridges and buildings. Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology BS program at Indiana State gain technical knowledge and hands-on expertise that enable them to manage critical technical aspects of large civil engineering projects.  

Develop Career-Ready Skills

The Civil Engineering Technology BS program combines laboratory experiences with coursework in areas including mechanical and civil engineering technology, construction, electronics and computer technology, and engineering. You will develop problem-solving skills and experience while learning to:

  • Examine and interpret prints and specifications 
  • Confer with contractors and owners to enforce contract specifications, building codes, and zoning ordinances 
  • Test soils, asphalt, and concrete, and inspect other related construction activities  
  • Perform land surveying and computer-assisted design (CAD)

Upon graduation, you will be that valuable, highly qualified how-to person who can take a fledgling project from theoretical concepts and design to the desired outcome or product.

Learn from Our Excellent Faculty

The Applied Engineering and Technology Management Department offers small class sizes, allowing for individual attention from instructors.

Civil Engineering Technology is a multidisciplinary program, which means you will benefit from courses taught by professors with a diversity of thought, expertise, and industry experience. Most hold doctoral degrees. All are dedicated to your success.

Leverage Resources, Technology, and Networks

Your coursework will be centered in the University's John T. Myers Technology Center, which has more than 20 state-of-the-art laboratories filled with up-to-date equipment and supplies.

In addition to your coursework, you may participate in activities and organizations that enable you to interact with other students and industry professionals. These include: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC); the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); and Epsilon Pi Tau (the international honorary for professions in technology).  

What You’ll Learn in the Civil Engineering Technology Program

Civil Engineering Technology combines coursework in various subjects, including mechanical engineering technology, construction, hydrology, CAD, quality control and assurance, workplace law, and geographic information systems.

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Transfer Credit

Indiana State University accepts credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience. Previously earned college credit can be applied toward completion of the program per Indiana State's transfer guidelines.

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Career Possibilities for Civil Engineering Technology Majors

Our graduates are hired for a variety of industry roles, including project management, design and construction, infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation, project estimation, on-site quality assurance, environmental protection, and technical sales.

Industries with demand for civil engineering technology graduates include construction, oil and gas, public utilities, telecommunications, transportation, and engineering and architectural firms, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth in demand for Construction Managers (8%), Civil Engineers (7%), and Environmental Engineers (4%) from 2021-31. 

Maximize Your Experience at Indiana State

Explore our Honors College to learn how you can maximize your college experience with faculty mentors, undergraduate research, internships, and Honors housing. Students in the Honors College also enjoy opportunities to travel across the nation and abroad for conferences, service-learning trips, and immersive academic and cultural studies.

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Accreditation

Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission

The Civil Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET