Construction Engineering Technology Major

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology (BSCET) prepares you to be an applied engineer who translates the design engineer’s blueprints into physical and functional reality. Combine aspects of business, construction and engineering and oversee the implementation of large or small construction projects and their safety and compliance with project requirements. 

Based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, this highly focused 124-credit hour degree program will help you develop construction techniques and management principles for expertise in

  • best building practices and safety regulations, 
  • construction contracts,
  • construction methods and materials,
  • construction planning and scheduling, and
  • project specifications and cost estimates.

The program also covers topics relating to geotechnical, safety, structural and transportation principles.

Many students in this degree program are also working professionals. The flexibility of this program allows you to continue to work while obtaining your degree. Most classes are scheduled between late afternoon and early evening. You will graduate with the knowledge to hold positions such as construction field supervisor, construction manager, cost analyst,  detailer, plan examiner for government agencies project engineer or project planner.

Construction management technology student in the field


Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $22,464.00 per year
Out-of-state: $36,816.00 per year

Laptop Requirement

The College of Engineering requires that students own a laptop for their engineering coursework by their junior year of study. Learn more about the hardware recommendation.

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

The College of Engineering also offers accelerated +1 Bachelor-Master programs. Qualifying students earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in one five-year course of study, instead of the usual six years.

Construction Engineering Technology majors can earn a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in one year. Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate in this program are charged at the undergraduate rate. Learn more about the College of Engineering’s accelerated programs.

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs.


Additional Program Information