Construction Engineering and Management Technology

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology

A student with the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology degree may have employers who are home and/or commercial builders, building suppliers, government agencies, land surveyors, highway departments and engineering consultants. A large variety of positions, both in office and field environments, are available as project managers, superintendents, schedulers, or estimators.

All graduates of the BS degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology will have developed a depth of understanding sufficient for employment in the field of construction and/or to allow for continuing education toward an advanced degree.

Students holding the baccalaureate degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology, in addition to the listed competencies for the associate degree in Building Construction Management Technology, are capable of:

  1. Understanding the construction process, construction systems, and shall be able to use this understanding in the preparation of construction drawings, using appropriate software and utilizing the design, construction and operations documents.

  2. Performing economic analysis for financial decision making to support construction management and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems in construction technical specialties.

  3. Selecting appropriate construction materials and practices.

  4. Applying principles of construction law and ethics.

  5. Applying basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving hydraulics and hydrology, geothechnics, and structures. In addition, students shall be able to schedule a construction project using scheduling software and be able to manage the project safely and effectively.

  6. Communicate effectively verbally, non-verbally, and in writing; and excel in interpersonal communication to support a management role in the industry.

Upper division construction courses may be offered on a two-year cycle.

GENERAL PLAN OF STUDY: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

The following is a sample plan of study. Visit the College of Engineering and Technology’s website at www.pnc.edu/et for the most current information.

Freshman Year

First Semester

3

ART

29900

Plans and Specifications

2

BCM

10000

Introduction to Construction

3

CGT

11000

Technical Graphics Communications

3

CNIT

12700

Microcomputer Spreadsheet App.

3

ENGL

10100

English Composition 1

3

MA

15300

Algebra and Trigonometry I

17 Semester Credits

Second Semester

3

ART

15000

Architectural Construction I

3

BCM

23500

Construction Materials & Systems

3

CET

16000

Statics

3

CGT

29000

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design

3

ENGL

10200

English Composition II

3

MA

15400

Algebra and Trigonometry II

18 Semester Credits

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

3

BCM

11200

Construction Surveying Fund.

3

BCM

27000

Materials and Estimates

3

COM

11400

Fundamentals of Speech Comm.

3

MA

22300

Introductory Analysis I

3

CET

26000

Strength of Materials

15 Semester Credits

Fourth Semester

3

BCM

21200

Construction Layout

3

CET

26600

Materials Testing

3

MA

22400

Introductory Analysis II

3

MGMT

20000

Introductory Accounting

4

PHYS

22000

General Physics I

16 Semester Credits

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

3

CET

28000

Structural Calculations

3

BCM

34500

Scheduling

3

BCM

37500

Estimating II

3

STAT

30100

Elementary Statistical Methods

3

BCM

23000

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

3

CET

20900

Land Surveying and Subdivisions

18 Semester Credits

Sixth Semester

3

BCM

38000

Concrete Construction

3

CEMT

34100

Construction Operations

3

CET

25300

Hydraulics and Drainage

3

ENGL

42100

Technical Writing

4

PHYS

22100

General Physics II

16 Semester Credits

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

1

CEMT

48900

Senior Project Survey

3

BCM

44500

Construction Management I

3

CNT

32500

Structural Applications

3

CET

33100

Properties and Behavior of Soils

3

CEMT

34400

Construction Inspection

3

Humanities and Social Science Elective

16 Semester Credits

Eighth Semester

3

CEMT

31000

Surveying Computations

3

CEMT

49000

Senior Project

3

IET

45100

Monetary Analysis for Industrial Decisions or

IET

30100

Cost Evaluation & Control

3

Humanities/Social Science Elective

3

Technical Elective

15 Semester Credits

Construction Work Experience

All construction students are required to complete a minimum of 800 hours of construction work experience before graduation. Summer jobs and construction internships may be used to satisfy this requirement. Properly documented, any (voluntary) time donated to a community construction project can count toward the construction work experience requirement.

Note to Students who eventually want to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Please look at the MBA admissions requirements on the PNC website (/MBA) The required accounting, business law, marketing and OLS courses needed for admissions to the MBA program may be taken as electives for the BS degree.

Total credits required for baccalaureate degree: 131