Minors and Dual Majors



The Minor in Innovation Engineering teaches students from any major to create, communicate, and commercialize or otherwise realize meaningfully unique ideas in any field. The Minor in Innovation Engineering is a university-wide program; courses in Innovation Engineering have been developed by faculty in the colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business Public Policy and Health, Education, Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture, and the Division of Lifelong Learning.

Objectives of the Minor in Innovation Engineering: to give students the tools and confidence to create their own opportunities, and to realize a prosperous and sustaining future within or outside organizations, businesses, or institutions.

Outcomes of the Minor in Innovation Engineering: students will be able to lead change within their education, their careers, their affiliations, their communities and their personal lives.

The Minor in Innovation Engineering consists of a minimum 18 credit hours in INV courses, including:

  • 12 credit hours of core courses (INV 180, INV 282, INV 392, and INV 401)
  • at least 6 more hours of elective INV courses. The elective courses may include
  • a proposal and project sequence (INV 405 followed by INV 406, OR a student may petition to substitute the capstone project from their major for INV 406),
  • or special topics courses, internships, or independent study (INV 470, INV 471, INV 480, or INV 490). INV 101, the course for first-year participants in the Innovation Living-Learning Community, may be counted for credit (1 cr.) towards the Minor.


The Construction Management Technology program is pleased to offer scheduling options within the Civil & Environmental Engineering program that would give CIE students a minor in Construction Management Technology. The construction field provides excellent salaries, numerous employment opportunities, and outstanding growth potential. If you have questions regarding the CMT minor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program, please see Will Manion for scheduling help. (CET360 and CET462 are required).

Required Course for Minor

CET 101, Plane Surveying 3
CIE 110, Materials 3
CIE 111, Materials Lab 1
Choose at least six credits from the following courses:4CET 202, Construction Surveying;2 CET 221, Construction Methods; CET224, Construction Safety; CET 356, Construction Documents & Administration;1 CET 357, Construction Documents Lab;1 CET451, Construction Law;3 CET 479, Construction Competition1 6
CET 360, Construction Cost Estimating & Bidding1 3
CET 462, Construction Planning & Scheduling1 3
Total New Credits 12


  • Shaded courses are already in the CIE degree.

1:     This course may substitute for a CIE Technical Elective.  (See your academic advisor.)

2:     This course will substitute for CIE 427, Highway Curves.

3:     This course will substitute for BUA 220, Business Law and will count toward the HVSC general education elective.

4:    CET 356, Construction Documents & Administration (2 credits) along with CET451, Construction Law (4 credits) are recommended.


Number Course Credits
BUA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUA 220 Legal Environment of Business 3
ECO 120 or Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EET 386 Project Management2 3
MET 484 Engineering Economics3 3
SVT 475 Small Business Management 3

1CET 351-Construction Law (4 cr.) has been approved by BUA to substitute for BUA 220.

2Students may substitute CET 462-Construction Planning and Scheduling or CIE 413-Project Management, (plus one credit), for this course.

3Students may substitute CIE 412-Engineering Decisions plus TSO 360-Engineering Ethics.

With permission of the administrator of the minor, a student can substitute other courses for the above.

To elect a minor, the student should complete a declaration of minor form available in Room 119 Boardman Hall or your department office.  Judith Pearse (EET-13 Barrows Hall) must approve the minor or any substitutions other than those listed above.

You may have no grade lower than C- and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.


A minor in Surveying Engineering Technology requires at least 18 credit hours in surveying courses.  The courses must include three credits of plane/basic surveying, three credits in advanced or construction surveying, and three credits in boundary law.  The remaining courses must come from courses required in the SVT curriculum.  Approval of a SVT minor course of study by a surveying engineering technology faculty is required.  You may have no grades below C-, and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

CET 101, Plane Surveying 3
CET 202, Construction Surveying 3
CET 332, Civil Engineering Technology 3
MET 121, Technical Drawing 3
SVT 221, Boundary Law1 3
SVT 341, Advanced Surveying; or SVT 437, Practical GPS; or SVT 352, Practical Field Operations; or SVT 475, Small Business Management or 3
SVT 110, Data Collectors; or SVT 322, Preparing Effective Property Descriptions; or SVT418, Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Overview; or SVT 329, Site Planning & Subdivision; or TSO 360, Engineering Ethics2  (Three, one credit courses)
Total 18

Note 1: This course will substitute for the Western Cultures general education requirement.


Number Course Credits
BUA 201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUA 325 Principles of Management and Organization 3
BUS 350 Business Finance 3
BUA 370 Marketing 3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PSY 100 General Psychology 3
BUA xxx One additional business course for which prerequisites have been met 3

Students planning on entering the MBA program in their fifth year should take:

BUA 202 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
BUA 335 Principles of Management Information Systems 3 credits

All course work taken in business and economics must also be completed with a 2.0 (“C”) cumulative average for a student to be eligible for a degree.

MINOR IN ECONOMICS: (18 credits)

ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits

ECO 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits

Three elective courses at the 300-level or above 9 credits

Choose 1 of the following: ECO 321, 350, 420 3 credits

Students must obtain a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in economics courses before applying for the minor.  At least 9 of the 18 credits must be taken at UMaine.