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Engineering Technology - Option 4: Civil Engineering Technology/Infrastructure Project Administration BS

Create a firm foundation to shape the world

As a Civil Engineering Technology graduate at the University of Central Missouri, you would typically have positions that deal with design or administration of large civil construction projects such as power plants, highways, bridges, airports, waterways, and commercial buildings. For example, as a CET graduate you might be working with an engineer and designing a new football stadium or managing the construction of a new power plant. You would typically work as the liaison between the construction labor or CADD operators and the head engineer on the project. Due to your skills and knowledge you will  have the versatility to perform multiple tasks related to design and administration of large commercial or civil projects.

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As a Civil Engineering Technology major you will not only have the opportunity to design structures using the most modern CADD software packages, but you will also have a good understanding of material selection and sizing, design calculations, and management of large civil construction projects.

First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

2017-2018 Salary Summary

2017-2018 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2016-2017 Salary Summary

2016-2017 Graduates – Employers & Job Titles

2015-2016 Salary Summary

2014-2015 Salary Summary 

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Who will hire you?

UCM Engineering Technology graduates all have proficiency in areas such as CADD, Electronics, Manufacturing, Project Management, Quality, Engineering Economy, and real-world experience through an industrial internship. This gives our graduates ultimate flexibility in the engineering workforce. Some of the job titles our graduates have are Mechanical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Civil Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Production Engineer, and Facilities Engineer. Companies where our graduates work include Honeywell, General Motors, Ford, General Electric, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, and Gardner Denver, and the list goes on and on.

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Student Organizations

Engineering Technology students have numerous opportunities and venues to interact with each other as well as industrial professionals who may hire them at some point in the future. Several student organizations on campus help enhance the student’s social and professional network. Some of these include the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), and American Society for Quality (ASQ). Many Engineering Technology students belong to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). SME creates a setting where students have fun, compete with other organizations in various activities, meet and socialize with industrial professionals in their field, participate in community service activities, and develop a network of peers they will socialize and communicate with for a lifetime. Some of the more recent activities include:

  • Homecoming float competition
  • NASA Human Rover Competition
  • Solar car design and build
  • Consultant for Warrensburg FIRST Robotics team
  • FIRST Robotics Regional Competition volunteers
  • Annual SME Industry-Day Golf Tournament
  • SME Fall Picnic & Trap Shoot
  • SME game night and potluck
  • SME Intramural teams
  • SME Leadership Conference
  • SME Industrial Tours

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Engineering Technology curriculum by its nature is based in theory and experiential applied learning. In order to apply the theories learned in the classroom, students experience a wide variety of state-of-the-art laboratories. The Engineering Technology program houses over 15 student laboratories. Some of these include:

  • Automation & Robotics
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Inspection & Quality Control (Metrology)
  • Destructive & Non-Destructive Testing
  • Precision Machining
  • Foundry
  • Plastics
  • R&D
  • CADD
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • PLCs
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Networking
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Wood Processing
  • Sheet Metal Forming
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) & Barcoding
  • Welding

Faculty Profiles


UCM Scholarship Finder

For Any Major within the School of Technology
FIRST Robotics Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - STEM related)

Jacob M. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship (Including Graduate Students) 

Engineering Technology
General Electric Scholarship Honoring Gene Harmon in Engineering Technology 

Glenn W. Stahl Memorial Scholarship

Linda Holman Struchtemeyer Scholarship (Incoming Freshman - Manufacturing Option) 

Dr. Stephen Lacey Engineering Technology Scholarship

Taiwan Commemorative Scholarship


An internship is required for the Engineering Technology degree. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the internship before graduation. UCM Career Services, Engineering Technology faculty, and industrial alliances assist the students in obtaining internships. Many students work their internship(s) during the summer. However, more and more companies want students to work extended an internship, sometimes called a co-op. This requires the student to either withdraw from UCM classes for one semester or work the internship while they are taking classes during the spring or fall. Typically, students are paid a competitive wage during their internship and many times the internship will directly lead to a job upon graduation.

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UCM’s Engineering Technology program is currently ABET accredited in all option areas (Electronics, Mechanical, Industrial, and Civil). It is a unique program that combines the learning of engineering theories with hands-on application of those theories.

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