Construction Engineering and Management Technology, BS

The Purdue University North Central construction engineering and management technology program will prepare graduates with the technical skills necessary to enter careers in the construction field, operation and/or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a quality construction education and develop leaders for the construction industry to serve the community needs in northwestern Indiana by:

  • Providing a quality education within the engineering and construction management area.
  • Contributing to the advancement of technology, engineering, and education through scholarly work, publication or active participation in professional societies, and
  • Serving as a technical resource for the surrounding communities of northwestern Indiana.

Program Educational Objectives for the BS-CEMT

Graduates of the Baccalaureate Degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology will satisfy the following program educational objectives:

  1. Demonstrate technical and management skills in construction and related fields.
  2. Through their education, graduates are able to collect, analyze, and evaluate information in order to solve construction and engineering problems.
  3. Graduates will use multiple forms of communication in order to work in multidisciplinary teams and appreciate the value of multiple perspectives in construction and engineering problem solving.
  4. Work independently or in a team to accomplish complex construction-related task.
  5. Graduates are able to apply public policy in order to meet the social, environmental, and economic constrains within a local or global community.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
Graduates will be able to continue their formal education at the graduate and/ or professional development level to advance professionally through lifelong opportunities

PNC General Education Core (31 credits)

Composition and Communication (9 credits)

ENGL 10100English Composition I

0 - 3 credits

ENGL 10200English Composition II

3 credits

COM 11400Fundamentals Of Speech Communication

3 credits

Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits)

MA 22300Introductory Analysis I

3 credits

MA 22400Introductory Analysis II

3 credits

Natural Sciences and Technology (7 credits)

CGT 11000Technical Graphics Communications

0 - 3 credits

PHYS 22000General Physics

0 - 4 credits

Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

Choose one course from Humanities and one course from Social Sciences.

FYE or Additional Distribution Course

BCM 10001Introduction To Construction

3 credits

PNC Supplemental Core (13 credits)

Courses

CEMT 49000Senior Project

3 credits

PHYS 22100General Physics

0 - 4 credits

STAT 30100Elementary Statistical Methods

0 - 3 credits

Choose One:

ENGL 42000Business Writing

3 credits

ENGL 42100Technical Writing

3 credits

Required Courses (76 credits)

Courses

ART 15000Architect Construction I

3 credits

ART 28900Plans And Specifications

0 - 3 credits

BCM 11200ConstructionSurveying Fundamentals

0 - 3 credits

BCM 21200Construction Layout

0 - 3 credits

BCM 23000Mechanical And Electrical Systems

3 credits

BCM 27000Materials And Estimates

3 credits

BCM 34500Scheduling

0 - 3 credits

BCM 37500Estimating

0 - 3 credits

BCM 38000Concrete Construction

0 - 3 credits

BCM 45500Construction Company Management

3 credits

CEMT 31000Surveying Computations

3 credits

CEMT 34101Construction Operations

3 credits

CEMT 34400Construction Inspection

0 - 3 credits

CET 16000Statics

3 credits

CET 20900Land Surveying And Subdivision

0 - 4 credits

CET 25300Hydraulics And Drainage

3 credits

CET 26000Strength Of Materials

3 credits

CET 26600Materials Testing

0 - 3 credits

CET 28000Structural Calculations

3 credits

CET 33100Properties And Behavior Of Soils

0 - 3 credits

CGT 26200Introduction To Construction Graphics

0 - 3 credits

CNT 32500Structural Applications

0 - 3 credits

MGMT 20000Introductory Accounting

3 credits

Choose One:

CEMT 49400Engineering Economics for Construction

3 credits

IET 30100Cost Evaluation And Control

3 credits

IET 45100Monetary Analysis For Industrial Decisions

3 credits

Graduation Requirements:

  1. A grade of "C" or better is required in all BCM, CET and MA classes to enter the BS program.
  2. A grade of "C" or better is required in all BCM, CET, CEMT, CNT, PHYS, STAT and IET classes to graduate with a BS degree.
  3. Each student is responsible for scheduling the necessary prerequisites and courses to meet the requirements for graduation.

Note about Electives:

Electives may be taken in any semester. The ordering of courses in the plan of study is a suggestion. Most students will, in fact, choose to rearrange their plan of study to accommodate work schedules, course pre-requisites and the timing of elective courses being offered. 

Technical Elective:

Any Technology (ART, BCM, CET, CEMT, CNT, CGT, CIST, CPT, CNIT, IET, MET), Business, Economics or Management course may be used for this requirement.

Note to students transferring from other institutions:

This plan of study reflects the requirements for students who have an AS-BCMT  or AS-CET degree from a school that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). If your degree is not ABET accredited or if you have not completed the AS Degree in BCMT, you may be required to complete additional coursework.

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.