About this Program

The B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology (CET) is a high-quality degree program that meets national standards of excellence. The program focuses on the application and practice of civil engineering principles, and offers courses in the areas of Construction Management, Structural Design, and Site Development. Graduates will have the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure systems. The math and physics throughout the curriculum is consistent with that required in practice. The program focuses on development of communication and entrepreneurial skills.

Program Highlights

  • CET Graduates can sit for the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) license examinations

  • Articulation agreements exist for several in-state and out-of-state community colleges engaged in engineering technology programs or similar

  • CET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Technology Program Criteria

  • Work experience can be used to gain college credit via Prior Learning Assessment and/or Internship/Co-Ops

  • Tutoring services are available for some lower level courses at the Student Success Center. This service is available for both on-campus and online students.

  • Attractive tuition costs for out-of-state distance learning and military students

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Cost Estimators

$68,420 Median Salary

Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Construction Managers

$101,000 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Materials Engineers

$98,610 Median Salary

Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Alumni Careers

Whiting Turner
Clancy Theys
Speight, Marshalls and Francis
Century Concrete
S.B. Ballard
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)


What are the requirements to apply for Civil Engineering Technology at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program in Civil Engineering Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Freshman students must have graduated from high school. Transfer students must have 2.0 GPA or better. Transfer students following articulation agreements must abide by the guidelines stipulated on the agreements. Students with foreign degrees interested in obtaining ABET accredited education are encouraged to apply.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid


Associate Professor

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