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Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management (120 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.

Major Declaration

Freshmen admission to engineering majors is to a 'pre-major' status (i.e., Pre-Construction Engineering Management). Continuation in the major will be subject to meeting specific lower division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. Transfer applicants and CSULB students seeking admission into Construction Engineering Management must also meet similar major specific requirements. To become fully admitted into the Construction Engineering Management major, all prospective students (i.e., pre-majors, undeclared, major changes) must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and complete the following lower-division courses with a minimum grade of "C" prior to earning 60 units:

Core Lower-Division Major Requirements:

  • MATH 122 (Calculus I), PHYS 100A (General Physics)

General Education Foundations Courses:

  • Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking

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 of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 111 and MATH 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 Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CE 130 Surveying and Mapping (1)
    Corequisites: CE 130L and MAE 172 or CEM 121.
  • CE 130L Surveying and Mapping Laboratory (1)
    Corequisite: CE 130.
  • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122.
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 120 or MATH 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100A.
  • CEM 121 Construction Drawing I (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CEM 125 Fundamentals of Construction (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CEM 200 Concrete Construction (1)
    Prerequisite: CEM 125 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CEM 200L.
  • CEM 200L Concrete Construction Laboratory (1)
    Corequisite: CEM 200.
  • CEM 202 Probability and Statistics for CEM (2)
    Prerequisite: High School Algebra.
  • CEM 204 Applied Mechanics‑Statics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122 and PHYS 100A all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 225 Residential and Light Commercial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)
    Prerequisites: CEM 121, CEM 125 all with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CEM 200, CEM 200L.

Take one of the following:

  • BLAW 220 Introduction of Law and Business Transactions (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • BLAW 320 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following:

  • CEM 201 Cost Accounting for Construction Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • CE 406 Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CEM 304 Applied Mechanics Strength of Materials (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 204 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 315 Construction Safety (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 225 or CE 200 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 324 Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Construction Practices and Estimating (3)
    Prerequisites: CEM 315 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 335 Soil Mechanics Technology (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 304 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CEM 335L.
  • CEM 335L Soil Mechanics Technology Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: CEM 304 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CEM 335.
  • CEM 365 Mechanical Equipment for Buildings (2)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CEM 324.
  • CEM 375 Electrical Equipment Buildings (2)
    Prerequisites: CEM 324, PHYS 100B all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 404 Structural Design I (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 304 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 421 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)
    Prerequisite: CEM 324 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 425 Earthwork and Civil Works Construction Practices (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 324, CE 406 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 426 Business and Construction Law (3)
    Prerequisites: CEM 324; BLAW 220 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 429 Advanced Estimating and Bidding (3)
    Prerequisite: CEM 315 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CEM 425.
  • CEM 431 Construction Cost Control (3)
    Prerequisites: CE 406 and CEM 421 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 438 Structural Design II (2)
    Prerequisite: CEM 304 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CEM 490 Construction Project Management (3)
    Prerequisites: CEM 426, CEM 429 and CEM 431 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • MGMT 300 Principles of Management & Operations (3)
    Recommended: IS 310.
  • CBA 300 International Business (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following:

  • MGMT 413 Managing Quality for Productivity (3)
    Prerequisites: MGMT 300, IS 301.
    Recommended: IS 310.
  • HRM 361 The Human Resource Function (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Upper Division Electives:

Take six units of electives in consultation with an advisor:

  • 1. Design-build Emphasis: CEM 373, CEM 409, CEM 443, CEM 485
  • 2. Facility Management Emphasis: CEM 374, CEM 409, CEM 432, CEM 433, CEM 434, CEM 436, CEM 485
  • 3. Heavy Construction Emphasis: CEM 409, CEM 476, CEM 485, CEM 486.

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

  • PHYS 100A and B, MATH 122, CEM 121, CEM 125, CEM 200, CEM 200L, CEM 204, CEM 225, CEM 304, CEM 315, CEM 324, CEM 421, CEM 429, CEM 431, CEM 490; CE 130, CE 130L, CE 406, MGMT 300; ACCT 201; BLAW 220 or BLAW 320.

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.


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