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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering (CENJ)

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The Construction Engineering curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in construction planning, management, or development. Technical, business, and human relations knowledge and skills are developed in classroom settings and on residential and commercial construction job sites.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.

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Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Civil or Construction Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing CCE 4830: Project Design and CCE 4850: Senior Project.


Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Construction) must complete the following program of 126 semester credit hours as well as University requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog.

  1. A “C” average or better must be earned in required courses with a CCE, IME or ME prefix.
  2. A student is required to earn a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite courses for all CCE courses before enrollment is permitted in the next sequence course.
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  4. Complete the following program of 126 semester hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters. Pre-engineering requirements are indicated.
  5. The Construction Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000-4000 level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirments. Construction Engineering majors are required to take PHIL 3160 for Area II and ECON 2010 for Area V.

First Semester (15 hours)

The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

Third Semester (18 hours)

Fourth Semester (16 hours)

  • Area I - Fine Arts   Credits: 3 hours

Fifth Semester (15 hours)

Sixth Semester (15 hours)

  • Engineering Science or Design Elective  Credits: 3 hours

Seventh Semester (16 hours)

  • Area III - US Cultures and Issues   Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (15 hours)

  • Area IV - Other Cultures   Credits: 4 hours
  • Area VIII - Health & Well Being   Credits: 2 hours 

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