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Construction Engineering Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
The Construction Engineering Technology program is a blend of civil engineering technology and construction business management. The Construction Engineering Technology program provides quality instruction in construction engineering technology and management to enable graduates to be professional constructors. 
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he specific program educational objectives are to prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of skills in mathematics, basic physical sciences, business, surveying, and engineering sufficient to pass the associate constructor exam.
  • Show proficiency in using equipment and gathering experimental data for the use of analytical and problem-solving skills reasonably expected for construction practice necessary to be in responsible charge of construction or engineering operations.
  • Be able to apply design skills sufficient to meet employer and client expectations in the areas of construction operations.
  • Conduct themselves ethically and professionally and exhibit personal integrity and responsibility in construction practices.
  • Be proficient in written, oral, and graphic communication to deal with promotion of services, business communications, reporting to employers, interacting with peers, and addressing client matters in public forums.
  • Have an awareness for the arts, humanities, social sciences, and diversity and their place among society and the profession in taking leadership roles in the community and profession.
  • Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment, and lead when necessary to accomplish a given mission or project when providing services to employers and the public.
  • Recognize, participate and appreciate the need for quality improvement of services, continuous improvement of professional skills, and embarking on lifelong learning.

The student is taught a variety of civil engineering and management topics in a technical and rigorous curriculum. The primary focus is surveying, materials testing, structural analysis and design, highways, estimating, and heavy-highway/building methods and equipment. The curriculum features management courses that may lead to a minor in business. There is extensive use of computer applications throughout the program.


The CMT program is accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission  of ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Plane Surveying
  • Construction Surveying
  • Construction Methods
  • Construction Safety
  • Introduction to Construction Estimating and Planning
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations Laboratory
  • Civil Infrastructure
  • Construction Project Administration
  • Preconstruction Services
  • Construction Engineering Technology Practice
  • Sustainable Population and Environmental Design and Construction
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Structural Design
  • Virtual Design and Construction
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Engineering Fundamentals
  • SL: Management of Construction
  • Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • Student Construction Competition Experience
  • Selected Topics in Construction Engineering Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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