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


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Offered by: College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department

The Civil Engineering Department offers a Construction Engineering and Management Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

The Construction Engineering and Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria, and the Program Criteria for Construction and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

The Construction Engineering and Management program is also accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria, and the Program Criteria for Construction Management and Similarly Named Programs.

The curriculum matrix for the Construction Engineering and Management 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.

Starting Fall 2018, the name of the Construction Engineering Technology Program changed to Construction Engineering and Management. The Construction Engineering and Management Program offers comprehensive construction education for cultivating construction engineers, as well as industry leaders. The Construction Engineering and Management 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. Construction Engineering and Management 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 Construction Engineering and Management 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 Construction Engineering and Management Program has close ties with the construction industry. The student organization in the Construction Engineering and Management Program includes Associated General Contractors (AGC), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Construction Engineering and Management Association (CEMA), Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). 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 Construction Engineering and Management Program can be found on the web at https://www.cpp.edu/engineering/ce/program-info/bscem.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)


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 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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