CET Overview

The construction engineering technology (CET) program is a blend of civil engineering technology and construction business management. The program 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 construct buildings and infrastructure nationwide. At UMaine, the average construction engineering technology course enrolls 30 students. More than 98 percent of CET majors work in engineering or construction during the summer. Employers come from across the country recruit program graduates.

Same Great Program as CMT

The construction engineering technology (CET) program at the University of Maine is the same great program that was formerly called Construction Management Technology (CMT). The name was changed so that the program could continue to be accredited under the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (abet.org) Construction Engineering criteria, allows our graduates to seek professional engineering licensure in many states including Maine.


students on a construction tour
students on a construction tour



Starting with a basic grounding in mathematics and the physical sciences, the student is concurrently and progressively taught:

  • Plane Surveying
  • Construction Surveying
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Soils & Testing
  • Construction Materials
  • Concrete Testing
  • Civil Works
  • Drafting

Concurrently, the program then moves into technical construction topics such as:

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Documents
  • Scheduling
  • Heavy highway Construction
  • Building Methods and Equipment
  • Estimating
  • Industrial Construction

Subsequently, the Construction Management Technology curriculum features business courses many of which are tailored to construction industry practices.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Business Management & Organization