Dec 05, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Construction Engineering and Management, BSCNE


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About the Program

The Construction Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) offers a degree in Construction Engineering (BSCNE) which is tailored to prepare graduates for professional work in the construction industry. The Construction Engineering curriculum includes about 80 percent engineering courses and 20 percent management courses focused on the knowledge necessary for construction careers.

Construction engineers design and execute processes for building and maintaining the infrastructure of our world. The tools of the trade for today’s successful construction engineer include the following: strong math, science, and computer skills; creativity; an aptitude for applying science and engineering methods to solve problems; a love of building structures such as bridges, airports, buildings, dams, and highways; an interest in working indoors and outdoors; initiative and a strong work ethic; the ability to collaborate with diverse people; good communications skills; and a desire to learn in a constantly changing environment. Students in the Construction Engineering program have the opportunity to develop additional expertise in mechanical, electrical, and other areas of engineering through minors in these fields. Construction Engineering students complete three 12-week paid internships, usually during the summer and away from home. They work as paid employees of construction contractors and construction managers and perform increasingly responsible duties in field operations, office operations, and project management

For over 18 years in a row BSCNE graduates have been hired at a 100-percent rate upon graduation by some of the 100 top U.S. construction firms.

Many construction engineers move into senior management, attaining executive positions and even ownership in a construction firm. These professionals have a passion for building structures and collaborating with a wide range of people, as well as a desire to learn in a constantly changing world.

Construction Engineering Management

Degree Requirements


130 Credits Required

Construction Engineering Major Courses


General Education Electives (18 credits)


  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Humanities for core)
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Behaviorial/Social Science for core)
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Science, Tech & Society for core)
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective VI (CEM 28000  and CEM 38000 ) - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

First Year Engineering Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


13-14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Construction Engineering and Management Program Requirements


https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/Academics

0 Credits


16 Credits


18 Credits


Summer 2nd Year


3 Credits


14 Credits


16 Credits


Summer 3rd Year


3 Credits


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


  • Students must have a graduation index of 2.0.

Critical Course


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In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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