Civil Engineering Technology (BSET)

Online Civil Engineering Technology Degree

Civil Engineering Technology bachelor's degreeBy completing this program, you will be prepared for employment in a wide range of professional and technical positions with the construction, consulting engineering, surveying and development industries. Effective written, oral and graphic communications are practiced throughout the curriculum along with computer literacy.

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, the first step to licensure as a professional engineer, in Virginia and many other states.

Why ODU for Civil Engineering Technology?

ODU's Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC of ABET).


In addition to the core CET course work, you will choose an emphasis area in construction management, structural design or site development. Each emphasis requires at least five courses.

The program culminates in a senior project that integrates course work with a practical project assignment in your area of interest.

Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Map out your education with this program's Long Range Schedule (PDF).

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

To declare a major in Civil Engineering Technology, you must be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student and have ENGL 110C credit.


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Civil Engineering Technology Careers

  • Construction: project engineer, field engineer, assistant superintendent, estimator, scheduler, designer, engineer, planner, computer- aided design analyst. 
  • Transportation
  • Public Utilities
  • Architectural and Structural Engineering Firms
  • Design-Build Contractors 
  • Urban and Community Planning
  • Environmental concerns
  • Water Resources
  • Geotechnical areas
  • Materials
  • Photogrammetry
  • Surveying and Mapping

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.