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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Construction Engineering Technology (B.S.)


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Program: B.S.
Department of Manufacturing and Construction Engineering Technology and Interior Design
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-4127 ~ www.mcet.ipfw.edu 


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows: 

  • An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.
    • Utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes.
    • Evaluate materials and methods for construction projects.  
    • Utilize modern surveying methods for construction layout.
    • Estimate material quantities.
    • Estimate material costs.
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
    • Utilize current industry standard equipment.
    • Employ productivity software to solve problems.
  • An ability to conduct. Analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
    • Determine forces and stresses in structural systems.
    • Perform economic analyses related to design, construction, and maintenance.
  • An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
    • Produce design for construction and operations documents utilization.
    • Perform standard analysis and design in one technical specialty in construction.
    • Select appropriate construction materials and practices.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams.
    • Participate actively in team activities during and outside class.
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
    • Apply basic concepts to the solution of hydraulic and hydrology problems.
    • Apply basic concepts to the solution of geotechnics problems.
    • Apply basic concepts to the solution of structures problems.
    • Apply basic concepts to the solution of construction scheduling and management.
    • Apply basic concepts to the solution of construction safety problems.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Conduct web and library research and report findings.
  • An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities in construction.
    • Apply principles of construction law and ethics.
    • Perform service learning.
  • A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
    • Understand societal and global issues.
    • Understand issues of human diversity.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
    • Produce work of quality and timeliness.
    • Evaluate each course each semester.

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 problem solving skills, hands-on competency, and required state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in all areas 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 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ), 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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