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some of the tools used in construction engineering technology: laptop computer, level, building plans and hard hat

Construction Engineering Technology

The degree gives you skills and knowledge to safely and ethically manage a construction project.

What Does a Construction ET Do?


  • Estimate the cost of completing construction (estimator)
  • Manage workers and quality of construction on the job site (field supervisor)
  • Mitigate and control the hazards and ensure the safety of workers (safety manager)
  • Organize and optimize construction project resources; 3M: Materials, Machinery, Manpower (project manager)


Courses provide a basic understanding of the construction enterprise, history of the built environment, business management, law, technology, engineering, soft skills involving human resource management and project and human safety.

Degree Options

There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degree available with this major.

More about this Major


Our construction engineering technology program graduates are currently working as project managers, estimators, field supervisors, contractors, safety and loss control managers.

• This Construction Engineering Technology degree is accredited by two bodies, the American Council for Construction Education and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.
• The first and largest 4-year construction program within Mississippi

Courses You Might Take

Core Courses

  • Building Information Modeling: BIM (high performance computing)
  • Surveying: GPS and "hands on"
  • Safety: NCCER + OSHA
  • Construction Law: Regulations and ethics

Meet Some of Your Professors

Doris Kemp

Program Coordinator, Instructor

John Hannon

Associate Professor

Fan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Firas Shalabi

Assistant Professor

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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.