Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology

The Construction Engineering Technology program offers specialized instruction in modem techniques of the construction practice. The mission of the program is to produce highly competent and technically trained graduates who possess a solid understanding of the fundamental of engineering and construction/civil concepts.

The program prepares graduates to work with architects, engineers, contractors and other entities concerned with construction (vertical and horizontal). Typically, program graduates perform work associated with project estimating, erection, supervision or management. This ability is derived from thorough exposure to construction techniques and materials, surveying, estimating methods, computer applications, contractual relationship and legal issues. All students are required to develop skills in technical writing and public speaking. In addition, students may complete courses in GI system, landscape, surveying, engineering and technology through the Construction Engineering Technology program and other academic units at FAMU. All graduates are encouraged to have OSHA 30 Hour (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certification, complete at least two (2) internships, and demonstrate competency in computer programming and software application.

Graduates majoring in Construction Engineering Technology Program are prepared to work with contractors, architects, engineers and other entities concerned with construction. A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates to work as Safety Engineers, Project Engineers, Job Superintendents, Construction Engineers, Engineer Technicians, Scheduling Engineers, Construction Estimators, Field Engineers, Construction Mangers, and Residential, Building and General Construction. Also, graduates are prepared to pursue graduate degree in a wide variety of areas such as civil engineering, construction management, business administration or law.

 

 

Curriculum

*From the required statewide courses list
** From the statewide additional course list
*** From the required university elective course list 

Year 1

Fall
Course Title Hours
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I* 3
MAC 1114 Trigonometric Functions** 3
BCN 2230 Materials & Methods of Const. I 3
BCN 1221C Building Construction 3
EGN 1110C Eng. Graphics I(w/AutoCAD) 2
EGS 1000 Intro to Engineering Technology 1
Semeter Hours: 15

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ENC 1102 Communication Skills II* 3
PHY 2053 College Physics I* (PHY2048, PHY2049) 3
PHY 2053 College I Physics* Lab 1
CHM 1030 Intro Chemistry for Non-Science Majors** 3
EGN 1112C Engineering Graphics II(AutoCAD) 3
BCN 2231 Materials & Methods of Const. II 3
Semester Hours: 16
Year 1 Total: 31
 
Fall
Course Title Hours
SUR 2140 Elementary Surveying 3
SUR 2140L Elementary Surveying Lab 1
BCN 3271 Construction Documents I 3
AMH 2091 Intro. to African American History*** 3
ENC 3243 Technical Report Writing 3
STA 2023 Statistics** 3
Semester Hours: 16

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
PSY 2012 Intro to Psychology* 3
ECO 2013 Principles of Economics* 3
PHI 2010 Intro to Philosophy* 3
MAC 2311 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I* 4
BCN 3731 Construction Safety & OSHA Certification 1
BCN 3240 Construction Equipment & Operations 2
Semester Hours: 16
Year Total: 32

 

 

 

Fall
Course Title Hours
ETG 2502 Statics 3
BCN 3562C Electrical Systems in Construction 3
CET 2365C C-Programming for Eng. & Technology 3
BCN 4617 Construction Estimating I 3
BCN 3720 Construction Planning & Scheduling 2
Semester Hours: 14

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ETC 3211 Soil Mechanics  3
ETC 3211L Soil Mechanics Lab 1
BCN 3253 Construction Accounting 3
BCN 3566C Electromechanical Systems 3
BCN 4619 Construction Estimating II 3
ETG 2530 Strength of Materials & Lab 4
ETG 4939 Professional Development 1
Semester Hours: 18
Year Total: 32

 

Fall
Course Title Hours
BCN 3797 Construction Management I 3
BCN 4705 Contracts, Codes, & Law 3
BCN 4941 Internship or Technical Elective** 2
ETC 4454 Reinforced Concrete I 3
ETC 4454L Reinforced Concrete I Lab  1
SPC 2608 Public Speaking*** 3
Semester Hours: 15

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
BCN 3701 Construction Management II 5
ETC 4455 Reinforced Concrete II 3
ETI 4671 Principles of Engineering Economics I 2
BCN4782 Computer Applications for Const. Man  3
PHI 3601 Ethics** 3
Semester Total: 14
Year Total: 29

Curriculum Total: 124