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2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering and Management, B.S.: 124 units


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Offered by: College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department

The curriculum matrix for the degree program may be found here. The curriculum matrix is the alignment of courses (curriculum) with the desired goals and student learning outcomes of the program. It shows what is taught and how these outcomes are achieved through the completion of the degree program.

The Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET under the Construction Engineering Technology Program Criteria (http://www.abet.org). Starting Fall 2018, the name of the Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program changed to Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), and the CEM Program will seek accreditation under the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Construction Engineering Program Criteria. The CEM Program provides the student with a firm background in construction practices. Graduates may eventually work in any area of construction including commercial, heavy-civil, and residential. CEM graduates work with owners, developers, architects, engineers (civil, mechanical, and electrical), building departments, governmental agencies, contractors, and subcontractors to implement a variety of construction projects. Job titles include field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, as well as estimator, scheduler, and project manager.

Students in the CEM Program receive training in construction materials, drafting, computer applications, construction surveying, structural design, soil mechanics, construction equipment, estimating, scheduling, accounting, project management, safety and law.

The CEM Program has close ties with the construction industry. The student organization is the Construction Engineering and Management Association (CEMA), which is associated with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Building Industry Association (BIA), and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). This program offers a number of construction scholarships, and students may apply for grants based on financial need and/or academic achievement. Additional information on the CEM Program can be found on the web at https://www.cpp.edu/~engineering/CE/bscet.shtml.

Major Required: 92 units


General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking  **Satisfied by completion of undergraduate Engineering degree.**

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from sub-areas B1, B4, and B5 and at least 2 units from sub-area B2; must include 1 unit of lab from sub-area B1 or B2 to fulfill B3
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


Interdisciplinary General Education: 18 units


An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, and D available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

GE Area Courses
A2 IGE 1100  and IGE 1200 
Category II students are eligible to enroll in IGE 1100 (Fall) and IGE 1200 (Spring) as a two-course sequence to fulfill GE Area A2. Students who choose this sequence will also satisfy GE Area C2. Category III and IV students need to enroll in English composition courses in the A2 GE course list.
C1 IGE 2350  
C2 IGE 1100 , IGE 1200 , IGE 2150 , or IGE 2250  
C3 IGE 3100  (cannot double count for both C3 and D4)
D1 IGE 2150  or IGE 2250 
Also satisfy American Institutions Part A
D4 IGE 3100  (cannot double count for both C3 and D4)

A single course cannot be double-counted across multiple GE Areas.

revised 07/12/2024

American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2023. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2023 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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