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Construction Engineering Technology

Through hands-on learning, students work in labs with soils, concrete, hydraulics and surveying equipment to develop the skills necessary to build roads, bridges, skyscrapers and more with this in-demand profession.

Construction Engineering Technology – B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology

The Montana State Civil Engineering department prepares construction engineering technology graduates to plan and supervise construction for major projects such as highways, buildings and industrial plants. The CET program offers experienced and well-connected faculty who teach students hands-on problem-solving techniques that will serve them throughout their careers.


Construction Engineering Technology students are able to participate in opportunities such as the Associated Schools of Construction’s Region 7 and 8 student competition, in which aspiring construction engineers complete proposals for projects in hours – instead of the weeks that an actual firm in the industry would take.


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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State is the largest research enterprise in the state and consistently breaks MSU records for annual research expenditures, reaching $200 million for the first time in 2022.

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Gain Hands-On Experience
Construction Engineering Technology students at MSU enjoy a 100% internship placement rate.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Construction Engineering Technology students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Project Management
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Water Resources

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.