Construction Engineering Technology: Building, BSET

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 124

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) (With a grade of "C" or better) 14
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course.
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN) (With a grade of "C" or better in PHYS 1114 or PHYS 2014) 14
or PHYS 2014 University Physics I (LN)
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN) (With a grade of "C" or better in PHYS 1214 or PHYS 2114) 14
or PHYS 2114 University Physics II (LN)
Select an additional 4 hours of Natural Science with N and L designations4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)6
Hours Subtotal43
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan.
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering1
CET 1213Introduction to Construction (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
CET 2253Printreading & BIM (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
CET 2263Estimating I (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
CET 2343Concrete Technology (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
Related Specialty
ACCT 2103Financial Accounting (With a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 2103 or ACCT 2003) 13
or ACCT 2003 Survey of Accounting
EET 1003Introduction to Microcomputer Programming (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
ENSC 2113Statics (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
Hours Subtotal22
Major Requirements
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S) (With a grade of "C" or better) 13
CET 3163Field Engineering Applications (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 3273Scheduling Construction Projects (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 3322Construction Practicum I (With a grade of "C" or better)2
CET 3332Construction Practicum II (With a grade of "C" or better)2
CET 3432Principles of Site Development (With a grade of "C" or better)2
CET 3463Environmental Building Systems (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4263Estimating II (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4273Technology in Construction (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4283Business Practices for Construction (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4293Construction Manager Concepts (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4443Construction Safety and Loss Control3
CET 4553Structural Steel Design & Connections (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4563Construction Law and Insurance (With a grade of "C" or better)3
CET 4663Concrete Design & Formwork (With a grade of "C" or better)3
Related Specialty
CIVE 3614Engineering Surveying (With a grade of "C" or better)4
CIVE 4711Basic Soils Testing Laboratory1
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials (With a grade of "C" or better in ENSC 2143, CET 3323, or GENT 3323)3
or CET 3323 Theory of Built Structures
or GENT 3323 Strength of Materials
IEM 3513Economic Decision Analysis3
Hours Subtotal53
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Soft Skills for Effective Interpersonal Communication (S) (With a grade of "C" or better)
Engineering Materials Laboratory
CAD and BIM for Construction Managers
Advanced Construction Management Problems
Equipment Management for Constructors
Heavy Civil Construction and Estimating
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Behavior
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Growing Small and Family Ventures
Introduction to Emergency Management (S)
Emergency Management: Preparedness and Response
Emergency Management: Recovery and Mitigation
Safety Management (S)
Fundamentals of Management (S)
Marketing (S)
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours124

Complete all required courses prior to admission to Upper Division. (These courses are also listed on the Calculation Work Sheet of the CET Application to Upper Division form.)

Other Requirements

Admission to Upper Division (required)

  1. Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date and the Policy for Admission to the Upper Division of the Curriculum for CET for detailed admissions requirements.
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (from the degree plan) prior to admission to Upper Division.
  3. Achieve a minimum Selection GPA (SGPA) of 3.05 (from the Calculation Work Sheet of the CET Application to Upper Division form).

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum technical GPA of 2.00 is required. The technical GPA is calculated from all courses counting in the curriculum with a prefix belonging to the degree program, or substitutions for these courses.
  2. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course that is a prerequisite to a required course that has an engineering or engineering technology prefix. A grade of 'C' or better is also required in CET 3213, CET 3463, CET 3433, CET 4273, CET 4293, CET 4333 and CET 4533.
  3. Each student is required to sit for the American Institute of Constructors Level 1 – Associate Constructors Certification Exam or the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.