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Construction Engineering Technology

Maine College of Engineering and Computing

Construction engineering technology (CET) combines construction, engineering and management in a practice-oriented education that leads to a rewarding career in which graduates exercise their skills, experience and knowledge to build infrastructure nationwide.

  • The only CMT program in a New England public university accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org
  • Opportunities for internships in major projects in New York and Boston
  • Provides a path for students to obtain a professional engineer’s license
  • High placement rates after graduation
  • Applicants to this program who reside in Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Rhode Island are eligible for reduced tuition (in-state plus 50 percent) under the New England Regional Student Program, administered through the New England Board of Higher Education (nebhe.org).

Engineering technology provides the knowledge required to apply state-of-the-art techniques and designs to meet the needs of society. UMaine’s School of Engineering Technology focuses on the construction management, surveying, electrical and mechanical disciplines. Engineering technology is project-oriented and practical with a curriculum that focuses on fundamental, technical and management aspects. Students learn through applied technical courses and hands-on laboratories, and benefit from UMaine’s close working relationship with industry.

Construction engineering technology At UMaine, the average construction management technology courses enroll 30 students. More than 98% of CET majors have summer employment in engineering or construction.

The program enjoys a wide reputation for quality graduates. Employers come from across the country to recruit at UMaine.

Graduates are employed in companies across the United States — from transportation agencies to private construction firms. They work in heavy highway, commercial, building and residential construction. CET graduates typically have careers as project engineers, estimators, schedulers and superintendents. Many graduates own and operate their own firms.

Students gain experience working for numerous construction firms that expand their workforces in the summer. Many firms have intern training programs that provide widespread experience and orientation.

Three scholarships are available in the program. In addition, students have a high success rate in applying for numerous national and state society scholarships.

Construction engineering faculty have years of experience in private practice and bring their practical experience into the classroom. All faculty are licensed as professional engineers.

Starting salaries for engineering technology graduates average $52,000 annually, often with signing bonuses. The School of Engineering Technology has a nearly 100% job placement rate within six months of graduation.

Phil Dunn

Professor of Construction Engineering Technology

Boardman Hall, Room 132
 207.581.2326 | philip.dunnjr@maine.edu

Construction Engineering Technology

Maine College of Engineering and Computing

Boardman Hall, Room 119