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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering and Management, BSCNE


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About the Program

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.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Construction Engineering and Management  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Code-BSCNE
130 Credits for Graduation
Students must have a graduation index of 2.0

Construction Engineering Major Courses


CEM technical Electives - (6 credits)


  • Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00

General Education Electives (18 credits)


  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective VI (CEM 28000  & CEM 38000 ) - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Foundational Core Requirements


(http://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html)

13 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


18 Credits


Summer 2nd Year


14 Credits


16 Credits


Summer 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Note


130 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering degree.

Students must have a graduation index of 2.0.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

MyPurduePlan is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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