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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Construction Engineering Technology (B.S.)

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

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-4127 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, technique, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-definded engineering technology activities.
    • 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.


To provide employers and the public of northeast Indiana with educated, technologically equipped graduates, able to serve the varied construction industries in advancing the solutions to problems facing the public and private sector.

CNET B.S. Program Objectives

  • To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry, with a special emphasis on sustainable construction.
  • 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.  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.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,  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; 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 (Regulations ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (Colleges ).

IPFW General Education Credits: 41

Technical Elective Credits:

Any two courses level 300 or above from ARET, CET, or CNET, or a course approved by a CNET advisor.

Required Support Course:

Total Credits: 120

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