Plan of Study:
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.
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.