Construction Engineering Technology (BSET)
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Overview


The Construction Engineering Technology degree (Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology) was created in 1979 to provide our construction program with an engineering concepts emphasis and to support industry needs. The Construction Engineering Technology program requires students to complete a strong core construction curriculum supported by engineering concept courses including statistics, mechanics of materials, concrete/wood/steel structures, foundation/soils, and temporary structures. 

The Construction Engineering Technology program has been fully accredited since 1979 by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.ABET.org.

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  • About the Program

Labs and Equipment

Students in the Construction Engineering Technology program have access to the SOC labs which include some of the best industry supported software and equipment. The SOC provides access to dedicated construction computer labs, a material testing/structures lab, a surveying lab, an equipment simulator lab, an electrical lab and a mechanical lab (plumbing/Heating-Ventilation-Air-Conditioning).

Internships

Students in the Construction Engineering Technology program are required to complete one paid internship prior to graduation.

Special Events

Students are provided numerous opportunities to meet and engage companies throughout their college career including the SOC annual Company Day (fall) and Construction Expo (spring).

Student Organizations

Students also have access to numerous student organizations such as Associated General Contractors, Mechanical Contractors of America, National Association of Home Builders, Design Build Institute of America, America Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Women In Construction.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are virtually unlimited with 100% placement for graduates seeking employment. Graduates are typically employed as project managers, project engineers, estimators, site managers, superintendents, field engineers, quality control/testing professionals, surveyors for a variety of companies including general contractors, specialty contractors, engineering firms, project owners, local/state/federal agencies. The SOC has over 100 companies each year recruit interns and graduates from our programs. Starting salaries for graduates typically range from $50,000 to $70,000 per year. 

About School of Construction


The PSU School of Construction's mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop professional leaders for the construction industry through extensive recruitment, real-world education and successful placement. We strive to improve the community through service, economic development and applied research.

Our vision is to be an innovative leader in an effective, people-centered, collaborative, accessible learning environment maximizing the potential of construction students, faculty and industry constituents.

 

School of Construction phone number is 620-235-6555.

 

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