Curriculum Guides


Construction Engr Tech (2990)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Construction Engineering Tech (299103BS)

College of Applied Science and Technology

Year 1

2020:121 English3
2030:153 Technical Mathematics III2
2820:131 Software Application Technolgy1
2820:161 Technical Physics: Mechanics I2
2820:162 Technical Physics: Mechancs II2
2980:101 Basic Surveying3
2990:131 Building Construction2
Min Credit Total 16
2030:154 Technical Mathematics IV3
2020:222 Technical Report Writing3
2990:125 Statics3
2990:150 Plan Reading2
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 14
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

2820:163 Tech Physics: Elect & Magnetsm2
2820:164 Tech Physics: Heat & Light2
2940:210 Computer Aided Drawing I3
2990:246 Site Engineering3
2990:237 Materials Testing I2
2990:225 Strength of Materials3
2030:255 Technical Calculus I3
Min Credit Total 18
2040:242 American Urban Society3
2040:247 Survey of Basic Economics3
2990:234 Elements of Structures3
2990:238 Materials Testing II2
2990:245 Construction Estimating3
Elective:2990 Technical Elective3
Min Credit Total 17
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

2870:332 Mgmt of Tech Based Operations3
2990:352 Field Management & Scheduling2
2990:354 Foundation Construction Method3
3300:112 English Composition II3
Humanities:Any Set3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Min Credit Total 18
2990:356 Safety in Construction2
2990:358 Advanced Estimating3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
6200:201 Accounting Principles I3
2990:371 Green & Sustainable Build Prac3
Elective:Technical Elective3
Min Credit Total 18
Elective:Cooperative Work Study (see adviser)0
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

2990:468 Construction Management3
2990:469 Contracts and Specifications2
2030:356 Technical Calculus II3
2420:243 Survey in Finance3
2990:462 Mechanical Service Systems3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
2990:453 Legal Aspects of Construction2
2990:463 Electrical Service Systems3
2990:466 Hydraulics3
5550:211 First Aid & CPR2
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3300:111 English Composition may be substituted for 2020:121 English.
2980:222 Construction Surveying may be substituted for 2990:246 Site Engineering.
2420:211 Basic Accounting I may be substituted for 6200:201 Accounting Principles I.
Technical Electives: 2880:232 Labor Management Relations, 2940:250 Architectural Drafting, 2980:xxx Select 2980 courses upon approval of Program Director, 2990:310 Residential Building Construction, 2990:312 Neighborhood Revitalization Project, 2990:320 Advanced Materials Testing, 2990:346 Advanced Elements of Structures, 2990:351 Construction Quality Control, 2990:359 Construction Cost Control, 2990:361 Construction Formwork, 2990:420 Hydrology and Groundwater, 2990:455 Computerized Precision Estimating. (Electives continues in next box.)
Technical Electives (continued): 2990:465 Heavy Construction Methods, 2990:471 LEED Guidelines, 2990:479 CPC Seminar, 2990:489 Special Topics in Construction, 2990:490 Workshop in Construction, 2990:497 Honor's Project and 2990:498 Independent Study in Construction.
This upper degree program is defined as follows: The first two years are completed as an AAS degree in Construction Engineering Technology or similarly based program; two years of additional prescribed coursework; a cooperative work experience in the construction field (the student normally enters the co-op segment between the junior and senior years).
Applicants for the Construction Engineering Technology program must hold an associate degree in Construction Engineering Technology from an accredited program or provide evidence of an equivalent academic background. The applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 out of a possible 4.0.
Applicants with an associate degree in a discipline other than Construction Engineering Technology will be required to complete a specific formal set of courses as specified at the time of admission. Final approval for admission is based upon recommendations from the Director of the Construction Engineering Technology Program.
The required Cooperative Work Study experience of the Construction Engineering Technology Program may begin after the student has completed 64 hours of course work in the Construction Engineering Technology Program. This program may be satisfied by any one of the following options: 1 calendar year of full-time, continuous and ongoing employment in a construction management related position; 1 semester co-op registered with the Center for Career Management (Summer I & II count as 1 semester for the co-op) or 120 service hours with a credible construction organization.
Requirements for Graduation: Compliance with the requirements of the general education program as outlined in the Bulletin, completion of the requirements for the associate degree in Construction Engineering Technology at The University of Akron or an approved associate degree program and successful completion of a minimum of 133 credits in the B.S. in construction Engineering Technology Program including the associate degree program, the general education courses, co-op/work study and the required courses.
Courses in this guide are subject to change, pending curriculum approval. Please consult with an adviser before scheduling courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 132 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 06-21-2013