The B.S. in Construction Engineering and Management (BSCEM) provides students with the knowledge and skills to become both construction engineers as well as construction managers.

The program has two primary objectives:

  • Develop civil engineers with deep disciplinary knowledge in construction engineering and expertise in construction management
  • Prepare graduates for certification as construction managers, a preferred qualification that few industry professionals possess
Program Student Outcomes

The program student's outcomes are in line with the learning outcomes described by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 

The graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply mathematics, science, and engineering (construction management) principles
  2. Design and conduct experiments and interpret data
  3. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering (construction management) problems
  6. Understand professional legal and ethical responsibility
  7. Communicate effectively
  8. Understand the impact of engineering (construction management) solutions in a global context
  9. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Understand contemporary issues
  11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering (construction management) tools necessary for engineering (construction management) practice. 

BS in Construction Engineering & Management

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

University Core Curriculum (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Designated Core (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 2326Econ for Engrs & Scientists3
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
MATH 1411Calculus I4
GEOL 1211Principles of Earth Sciences2
GEOL 1111Principles of Earth Sci - Lab1
COMM 1302Business/Profession Comm (C)3
UNIV 1301Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)3
Foundational Math & Science
Required Courses:
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
Construction Engineering & Management (Lower) (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses:
CE 2315Statics3
CE 2334Mechanics of Materials3
CE 2375Intro to Fluid Mechanics3
CE 2335Geological Engineering3
CE 1301Civil Engineering Fundamentals3
CE 1313Engineering Measurements3
CE 2343Structural Analysis3
CE 2373Engr Probability & Statistics3
Construction Engineering & Management (Upper)
Required Courses:
BLAW 3301Legal Environment of Business3
CE 3336Civil Engineering Materials3
CE 4354Electrical & Mech Construction3
CE 3334Construction Management3
CE 3348Geotechnical Engineering3
CE 4339Geostructural Design3
CE 4358Construction Methods & Materls3
CE 4158Constr Methods & Matrls Lab1
CE 4188Senior Design I1
CE 4288Senior Design II2
CE 4382Constr. Cost Analys. & Bidding3
CE 4385Construction Internship3
CE 4386Construction Law & Ethics3
CE 4387Construction Scheduling3
CE 4389Construction Safety3
FIN 3310Business Finance3
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6