The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers an undergraduate option in construction engineering and management (CEM). Students taking the CEM option will earn an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in civil engineering. The transcript will indicate that the student has earned a Bachelor of Science–Civil Engineering with option: Construction Engineering and Management.

Students must complete the following BS Civil Engineering requirements: Introduction to Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Basic Science, Mechanics, Tools, Breadth, Communications, and Liberal Studies. CEM requirements for Civil Engineering Design and Engineering Electives are listed here, along with additional requirements for the CEM option. The total number of credits required for the CEM option is 132 instead of 128.

Civil Engineering Design Requirement for CEM Option

Choose one:3
Steel Structures I
Concrete Structures I
Must take:
CIV ENGR 578 Senior Capstone Design 14
Select one of the following:3
Building Information Modeling (BIM) 2
Hydrologic Design
Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering
Water Treatment Plant Design
Hazardous Waste Management
Seepage and Slopes
Foundations
Geometric Design of Transport Facilities
Traffic Control
Advanced Pavement Design
Total Credits10
1

 Must complete either CIV ENGR 445 Steel Structures I or CIV ENGR 447 Concrete Structures I before taking.

2

This course is only available as a design course for CEM option students.

Construction Engineering and Management Depth Requirement

CIV ENGR 491 Legal Aspects of Engineering3
CIV ENGR 492 Integrated Project Estimating and Scheduling3
CIV ENGR 1 Cooperative Education Program 11
Total Credits8
1

Students must take two credits of CIV ENGR 1 Cooperative Education Program total. A summer internship equals 1 credit; a co-op equals 1 credit.

Engineering Electives Requirement for CEM Option

Select one of the following:3
Electrical Systems for Construction
Mechanical Systems for Construction
Select two of the following:6
Accounting Principles
Introduction to Finance
Applied Leadership Competencies in Engineering
Managing Organizations
The Real Estate Process
Residential Property Development
Total Credits9

SAMPLE FOUR-YEAR PLAN

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
MATH 2215MATH 2224 
CHEM 10915M E 1702 
INTEREGR 1703E M A 2013 
or LIBERAL STUDIES2
GEOSCI 100 or 1063 
COMMUNICATIONS A3LIBERAL STUDIES or23 
  
 16 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
MATH 2344MATH 319 or 3203CIV ENGR 11
STAT 324 or 3113E M A 30333 
E M A 20233E M A/​M E  30731 
CIV ENGR 3203CIV ENGR 3103 
ZOOLOGY 153, 260, or MICROBIO 1013E P D 2752 
 ECON 101, 102, or 11124 
 16 16 1
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIV ENGR 3703CIV ENGR DESIGN43CIV ENGR 11
CIV ENGR 3403CIV ENGR/​E M A  3953 
CIV ENGR/​G L E  3303CIV ENGR/​G L E  2914 
INTEREGR 3973CIV ENGR 4983 
ETHNIC STUDIES23PHYSICS 2025 
 15 18 1
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CIV ENGR DESIGN43CIV ENGR 5784 
CIV ENGR 3113CIV ENGR 49253 
CIV ENGR 49153BUSINESS ELECTIVE3 
CIV ENGR 4943ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ELECTIVE23 
CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS ELECTIVE3LIBERAL STUDIES23 
BUSINESS ELECTIVE3  
 18 16 
Total Credits 132
1

Taking CHEM 103 General Chemistry I/CHEM 104 General Chemistry II instead of CHEM 109 Advanced General Chemistry adds 4 additional credits to degree requirements.

2

Liberal studies coursework should add up to 16 credits, including economics elective, environmental studies elective, and ethnic studies.

3

After completing E M A 201 Statics, students may take E M A 202 Dynamics and then E M A 303 Mechanics of Materials/E M A/​M E  307 Mechanics of Materials Lab, or take E M A 303/E M A/​M E  307 and then E M A 202.

4

One design course must be CIV ENGR 445 Steel Structures I or CIV ENGR 447 Concrete Structures I, which must be taken before CIV ENGR 578 Senior Capstone Design. CIV ENGR 445 is offered every Fall; CIV ENGR 447 is offered every Spring.

5

CIV ENGR 491 Legal Aspects of Engineering is offered every Fall; CIV ENGR 492 Integrated Project Estimating and Scheduling is offered every Spring.