Construction Engineering (BS CONE) Undergraduate Overview
The Construction Engineering BS curriculum provides training in the basic sciences, engineering science, general education and design experience. Basic science includes mathematics, chemistry and physics. Engineering science includes statics, fluid dynamics, mechanics of solids, soil mechanics, structural analysis, construction materials, surveying, construction management, construction safety, sustainable construction design, cost estimating, construction methods and electrical systems. The broad category of general education includes courses in history, political science, humanities and communication. Design experience entails concrete design, steel design and capstone design.
Lecture and laboratory classes train the student in theory and practical applications. The overall objective is to provide design experience which involves open-ended problems that are subject to various constraints. The student learns to work in teams, to examine options and make informed decisions regarding the design of a construction engineering system. The curriculum concludes with a semester-long design project of a typical construction engineering project. The project brings all the knowledge gained from the curriculum to focus on the design. Students practice planning, scheduling, data collection, report writing, oral and graphical (CAD) communication in a simulated design office setting.
The Construction Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Construction Engineering Program Criteria.