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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Construction Engineering Technology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 229 ~ 260-481-6797 ~ www.caet.ipfw.edu

Mission

To provide employers and the public of northeast Indiana with educated, technologically equipped graduates, able to serve the varied construction industries (represented by architectural, civil, and construction engineering technologies, and interior design) in advancing the solutions to problems facing the public and private sector.

Goals

  • To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry.
  • To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industries.
  • To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.

The breadth of the curriculum will provide leadership potential in addressing problems of the region, its people, and its industries.

This program is open to those who have earned an associate degree in architectural engineering technology or civil engineering technology, or the equivalent. Concentrations provide opportunities to prepare you for work in a specific segment of the construction industry. You may choose options in architectural engineering technology, civil engineering technology, or construction engineering technology. Graduates of this program take jobs with contractors, building-materials companies, utilities, architectural firms, engineering firms, and government agencies. The construction engineering technology program does not lead to licensure as a professional engineer or registered architect.

The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700. It provides you with problemsolving skills, hands-on competency, and required state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in allareas of the building industry, including construction; architecture;interior design; civil engineering; land surveying; and state, county, and city governments.

To earn the B.S. with a major in construction engineering technology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 3), those for an associate degree in architectural engineering technology or civil engineering technology, and the additional requirements below:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 4


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

ETCS General Distribution Requirements Credits: 10


Core and Concentration (Major) Courses Credits: 36


Subtotal Credits: 62


Credits from the A.S. CET or A.S. ARET: 68


Total Credits: 130


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