COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Construction Engineering Technology at Louisiana Tech
Construction Engineering Technology is a great discipline for you if you want to solve practical problems and help create the infrastructure of the future. Construction engineering technologists manage and supervise the conversion of engineering and architectural plans from ideas to reality. Successful construction engineering technologists understand infrastructure life cycles, solve technical challenges, have a strong grasp of math and science, and communicate creative solutions to teams.
Louisiana Tech’s Construction Engineering Technology curriculum will provide you with a background in math, science, engineering, construction, and business to prepare you for leadership positions in the construction industry.
Why Choose Louisiana Tech for Your Construction Engineering Technology Degree?
You’ll get practical experience using surveying equipment and a thorough understanding of theories that drive innovation in construction and surveying in our program. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your expertise by earning a certificate in surveying through guided courses.
As a Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology student, you’ll get hands-on experience using field equipment and estimating and bidding on projects. Student organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America, the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, and the American Society of Civil Engineers allow you to attend professional conferences, compete in hands-on activities, and network with world-renowned industry leaders. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in research through the Trenchless Technology Center, which focuses on underground utilities.
You’ll spend your senior year working with a team to estimate and bid on a large-scale project and present your work to industry sponsors at the College of Engineering and Science Design and Research Conference.
Most of our graduates go directly to work in the field, providing leadership in private and public sector construction. Many graduates spend their careers on job sites, working in the field, interfacing with work crews and contractors, building roads, bridges, buildings, and levees, and managing the installation of utility systems. Graduates of this program find success in heavy highway transportation, construction, utility, oil and gas, renewable energy, public works, and even biology, chemistry, and physics businesses.
Alumni work with companies like Austin Bridge and Road, Boh Bros. Construction Co. LLC., Dashiell Corporation, Halliburton, Rogers Manufacturing Corporation, SSi Design-Build Constructors, The Dow Chemical Company, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Trade Construction, LLC, and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
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Construction engineering technologists administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes and estimate costs and quantities and evaluate materials for construction projects.
- Construction Manager
- Construction and Building Inspector
- Cost Estimator
- Distribution Manager
- Project Manager
- Quality Control Coordinator
- Quality Control Manager
Construction Engineering Technology majors can find opportunities for certificate programs, training, and more at the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, a nonprofit division of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Survey Option Highlights
Students enrolled in the Survey Option supplement the robust Construction Engineering Technology curriculum with 30 hours of surveying, mapping, and real property courses. These courses complete the educational requirements for survey licensure as required by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. This qualification doubles the employment opportunities for students after graduation.
Licensed surveyors’ salaries compare very favorably, and, in some cases, exceed those of licensed engineers.
Surveyors are licensed by the same board as engineers and work closely with attorneys, engineers, architects, and developers.
Surveying work is comprised of a mix of indoor and outdoor activities using interesting technologies, as well as historical documents and real estate and boundary law.
Professional surveyors measure and analyze angles and distances between property corner markers on a piece of land, whether that land is in a city, underwater, or on a mountain. Surveyors work with a variety of stakeholders, including landowners, city planners, construction engineers, architects, and lawyers. A variety of jobs are open to surveyors.
- Boundary Surveyor
- Construction Surveyor
- Forensic Surveyor and Expert Witness Specialist
- Geographic Information Systems Analyst
- Photogrammetrist and Remote Sensing Analyst
- Topographic/Hydrographic Surveyor
For a list of prerequisites and required courses, select the curriculum sheet below.
Construction Engineering Technology
Director – Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering; Professor – Mechanical Engineering
Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology
Office: BOGH 253A
Trenchless Technology Center
Laboratory Manager and Property Inventory Custodian
Department: Trenchless Technology Center
Office: SC 101
Alumni Employer Spotlight
Dashiell is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. The company employs numerous Louisiana Tech University alumni from the Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering programs.
“A large portion of the work that we support follows a turnkey EPC format requiring contributions from our engineering, project management, and construction teams to produce a quality project for the clients that we serve. The Construction Engineering Technology program at Louisiana Tech University develops candidates who are uniquely capable of stepping into roles within each of our operating units. These graduates are knowledgeable in construction planning, estimating, scheduling and contract management making them prime candidates for our project management and construction groups. Their technical knowledge in civil design separates them from other construction management graduates which also defines a path for roles within our engineering department. These qualities make them very strong additions to our company.” Mr. Ryan Harlow, Supervising Transmission Engineer, Dashiell Corporation, Louisiana Tech Construction Engineering Technology Graduate ’09