Construction Engineering (CONE) B.S.
The U.S. Department of Education defines a Construction Engineering educational program as:
A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and management principles to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures. Includes instruction in civil engineering, structural principles, site analysis, computer-assisted design, geology, evaluation and testing, materials, contracting, project management, graphic communications, and applicable laws and regulations.
Construction engineering is involved in the planning, management, and building of structures and facilities essential to societies and communities as well as the overall improvement in the standard of living. The availability of construction engineers is imperative to the rebuilding and maintaining of the infrastructure in the United States, while at the same time developing an emerging infrastructure to support the continued population growth and environment. Federal, state, and local agencies project a faster than average growth rate for construction engineers over the next decade.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering program at Texas A&M University-Commerce will...
- Engage in life-long growth within the construction profession as evidenced by, but not limited to, continuing education, participation in professional societies and conferences, industry certifications, or graduate education.
- Serve as a catalyst for technology within the construction profession as evidenced by, but not limited to utilization of industry accepted project controls software, responsibility for developing recommendations for industry accepted systems, or serving as a liaison between company, vendors, and technology user groups.
- Meet professional requirements necessary for engineering licensure.
Construction engineering at Texas A&M University-Commerce emphasizes the application of engineering and scientific concepts and principles required in the construction industry. In addition the program will consider current and future sustainable technologies.
Construction Engineering Student Outcomes:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering is accredited by: The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
|Core Curriculum Courses|
|See the Core Curriculum Requirements||42|
|Required courses in the major|
|ENGR 110||Introduction to Engineering and Technology||3|
|ENGR 1304||Computer-Aided Design (CAD)||3|
|ENGR 2304||Computing for Engineers||3|
|ENGR 2303||Engineering Mechanics- Statics and Dynamics||3|
|ENGR 2308||Engineering Economic Analysis||3|
|ENGR 213||Engineering Statistics||3|
|ENGR 411||Engineering Management||3|
|CONE 221||Building Construction||3|
|CONE 321||Construction Estimating||3|
|CONE 322||Construction Planning and Scheduling||3|
|CONE 331||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CONE 332||Structural Analysis and Design||3|
|CONE 341||Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics||3|
|CONE 351||Surveying for Construction||3|
|CONE 413||Design and Construction of Steel Structures||3|
|CONE 414||Design and Construction of Concrete Structures||3|
|CONE 423||Contracts & Specifications||3|
|CONE 424||Construction Accounting and Financial Management||3|
|CONE 432||Design and Construction of Foundations||3|
|CONE 441||Highway and Heavy Construction||3|
|CONE 470||Preparation for Construction Engineering Capstone Project||3|
|CONE 471||Construction Engineering Capstone Project||3|
|Required support courses|
|General and Quantitative Chemistry I *|
|General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I *|
|Calculus I (4 sch) *|
|MATH 2414||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 2415||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 2320||Differential Equations||3|
|MATH 2318||Linear Algebra||3|
|GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics (3 sch) *|
or ECO 2302
|Principles of Micro Economics|
|University Physics I (4 sch) *|
|PHYS 2426||University Physics II (4 sch) *||4|
These courses should be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements in Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics, respectively; otherwise, the credit hours required to earn the B.S. in CONE will exceed 126.