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Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management (code ET__BS01) (130 units)

Mission

The Mission of the Construction Engineering Management program is to educate and prepare students to succeed in the construction engineering management profession by providing them with essential technical, managerial and communication skills and tools which will enable them to perform current and future construction engineering management tasks and to promote the need for life-long learning.

Educational Objectives

The Construction Engineering Management program educational objectives are to produce graduates, who after entering the construction engineering management practice with a knowledge of fundamental construction engineering management principles and current technologies, communication skills and practical construction experience, will:

  • 1. Provide substantial contributions to the construction industry.
  • 2. Pursue life-long learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in construction engineering management or other related fields.
  • 3. Continue to develop professionally through participation in professional organizations and/or participation in professional development activities in the industry.
  • 4. Progress towards professional certifications.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 111 and 113, and PHYS 100A within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 and PHYS 100A & B within one calendar year.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CE 101 Introduction to CE & CEM (1)
    • CE 130 Surveying and Mapping (1)
    • CE 130L Surveying and Mapping Laboratory (1)
    • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    • CEM 121 Construction Drawing I (2)
    • CEM 125 Fundamentals of Construction (3)
    • CEM 200 Concrete Construction (1)
    • CEM 200L Concrete Construction Laboratory (1)
    • CEM 202 Probability and Statistics for CEM (3)
    • CEM 204 Applied Mechanics‑Statics (3)
    • CEM 205 Computer Systems and Programming (2)
    • CEM 225 Residential and Light Commercial Construction Pracices and Estimating (3)
    • BLAW 220 Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • CEM 201 Cost Accounting for Construction Engineering (3)
    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following:
    • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    • CEM 304 Applied Mechanics‑Strength of Materials (2)
    • CEM 315 Construction Safety (2)
    • CEM 324 Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)
    • CEM 335 Soil Mechanics Technology (2)
    • CEM 335L Soil Mechanics Technology Laboratory (1)
    • CEM 365 Mechanical Equipment for Buildings (2)
    • CEM 375 Electrical Equipment Buildings (2)
    • CEM 404 Structural Design I (2)
    • CEM 421 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)
    • CEM 425 Earthwork and Civil Works Construction Practices (2)
    • CEM 426 Business and Construction Law (3)
    • CEM 429 Advanced Estimating and Bidding (3)
    • CEM 431 Construction Cost Control (3)
    • CEM 438 Structural Design II (2)
    • CEM 485 Senior Seminar (3)
    • CEM 490 Construction Project Management (3)
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • CEM 310 Communication in Engr Profession (3)
    • IS 301 Business Communications (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • MGMT 413 Managing Quality for Productivity (3)
    • HRM 361 The Human Resource Function (3)

Upper Division Electives:

  • Take six units of electives in consultation with an advisor:
    • 1. Design-build Emphasis: CEM 373, 409, 443
    • 2. Facility Management Emphasis: CEM 374, 409, 432, 433, 434, 436
    • 3. Heavy Construction Emphasis: CEM 409, 476, 486.

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required courses listed below:

  • PHYS 100A and B, MATH 122, CEM 121, 125, 200, 200L, 204, 205, 225, 304, 315, 310 or IS 301; CE 130, 130L, 406, MGMT 300; CEM 201 or ACCT 201; BLAW 220.

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork experience is required for the BS in Construction Engineering Management, consisting of no less than three months full-time (or equivalent part-time) of employment in an approved industry or governmental agency. The student must hold a position equivalent to a technician or higher which affords the opportunity to exercise responsibility usually given to those who have completed two years of college. The fieldwork must be completed prior to graduation, be certified and approved by the faculty of the department.