Construction Engineering Technology

Professor John Wiggins, P.E., J.D.
Office: GITC 2107
Telephone: 973.596.8193
Fax: 973.642.4184

CET Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

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CET Program

The construction industry is an interesting and dynamic career that combines the elements of technical knowledge, management skills and creativity to breathe life into a set of plans, turning them into a real structure. The Construction Manager needs the technical ability to successfully interface with design professionals such as architects and engineers as well as the management skills to work with the talented trades persons that perform the actual work of construction.  These skills are acquired in the classroom as well as through internships and co-op education programs and in all phases of the construction industry such as building construction as well as heavy/highway and utility construction.  These internship and co-op opportunities are supported by our industry partners.

The students in NJIT’s Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program acquire a broad set of technical skills as well as business, communication and management knowledge in order to successfully enter the construction management field. Graduates of our program are successful contractors, construction managers, project executives, project managers and construction inspectors.

Construction Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC of ABET),  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer’s examination in New Jersey with the appropriate experience, as determined by the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. (  Graduates of the program are also eligible to pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program ( studies/program-options/bs-ms/index.php). 

Entrance to the Program

Students may enter the program via one of two basic routes. They may enter the program in the freshman year or they may enter the program as a transfer student. The curriculum for those students wishing to enter the program as a freshman is shown below:

The Four Year Program

(Four year curriculum)

Transfer Students

Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an AAS degree in Civil or Construction Engineering Technology should have completed most or all of the following courses or their equivalent in their first two years of study:

A maximum of 64 semester hour credits may be transferred in

  • Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Physics 1 & 2
  • Computer Programming
  • Social Science/Humanities
  • Engineering Graphics and CAD
  • Physical Education
  • Surveying 1 & 2
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Structural Design including Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Soil Mechanics

Students with less than 64 credits or with deficiencies in the above subject areas are considered on a case by case basis.  In the case of all students, both 4 year and transfer, a minimum of 130 credits is required for graduation.

Suggested Technical Electives:

  • CET 460 Construction Forensics
  • MET 416 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • MNET 416 – Production Scheduling
  • MNET 420 – Quality Systems
  • CE 321 – Water Resources Engineering
  • CE 342 – Geology
  • CE 350 - Transportation Engineering
  • CE 406 – Remote Sensing
  • CE  450 – Urban Planning
  • CE 461 – Professional Practice in Civil Engineering
  • CE 465 – Green & Sustainable Civil Engineering


Minors are available in several programs of study:

  • Computer Science which is offered by the CIS Department
  • Professional Communications offered by the Humanities Department
  • Business offered by the School of Management

The exact requirements for each of these programs are established by each of the departments offering the Minor. Students seeking information regarding the requirements for minors should consult that department. (see curriculum)