Construction Management and Engineering Technologies Bachelor of Science Degree Overview

 

This major industry includes a variety of large general construction firms, small specialized contractors, materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and the design services of architects and engineers. The wide choice of career opportunities includes estimator, field superintendent, construction scheduler, expediter, project manager, survey crew chief, materials technician, architectural/civil draftsperson, and cost engineer.
Each year architectural, construction, consulting engineering, industrial, laboratory testing, materials supplier, and surveying firms contact Purdue Calumet seeking baccalaureate degree graduates for work in the Calumet Region and in other parts of the country. This trend should continue since there are statistics that the present enrollment of technicians and technologists will not meet the needs of this country for many years.

The Department of Construction Management & Engineering Technologies also offers a Surveying Technology Option. The option includes 10 courses in land surveying (totaling 30 credit hours), 4 courses in mathematics (totaling 13 credit hours), and 3 courses in science (totaling 11 credit hours). This option has been designated as an “Approved Program” by the State of Indiana Board of Registration for Land Surveyors. The option also has been approved by the Land Surveying Licensing Board of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as satisfying the statutory requirements of a baccalaureate degree in a related science which includes 24 semester hours of land surveying courses.

The following are the Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) for the Baccalaureate Degree in Construction Management and Engineering Technologies (CMET):

Program Educational Objective 1:

  • The program produces graduates that will grow as professionals after graduation to be effective as they advance within the field of construction and adapt to changing environments.

Program Educational Objective 2:

  • The program produces graduates that will effectively lead, work and communicate in multidisciplinary environments in the construction industry and related fields.

Program Educational Objective 3:

  • The program produces graduates that will demonstrate professionalism and ethics in making decisions in leadership and management roles in their discipline.

Program Educational Objective 4:

  • The program produces graduates that will demonstrate professional competence in the application of technical standards and codes.

Student Outcomes:

Graduates of the Construction Management and Engineering Technologies program have:

  1.  an appropriate mastery to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline of Construction Management and Engineering Technologies;
  2. an ability to select and apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to Construction Management and Engineering Technologies problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined Construction Management and Engineering Technologies problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined Construction Management and Engineering Technologies;
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Data:

  • 2013
    • 124 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 122 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 15 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
  • 2012
    • 149 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 120 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 19 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
  • 2011
    • 92 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Spring
    • 156 Baccalaureate Degree Students – Fall
    • 20 Baccalaureate Degree Graduates

The Construction Management and Engineering Technologies (CMET) Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Technical Accreditation Commission of ABET. Also included in the CMET program is an option in Surveying Technology that has received endorsements by both the State of Indiana Board of Registration for Land Surveyors, and the Land Surveying Licensing Board of the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

*Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

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