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Construction Engineering Technology:   Offered by the Department of Engineering Technology
 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

CET 233 - Structural Analysis in Construction (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MET 237. This course will cover the aspects of the design and construction of structural steel and reinforced concrete for construction engineering technology students. This will include the design of beans, slabs and columns a well review of the connection of these structural members as encountered in practice. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 313 - Construction Procedures I (3-0-3)
Corequisite: CET 317. An introduction to heavy construction practices. Emphasis is on construction equipment, site preparation, earthmoving, compaction, dewatering, piles, drilling and blasting, and tunnelling. Case studies in heavy construction are used.

CET 314 - Construction Procedures II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CET 313; CET 317. An introduction to building construction practices and building materials. Emphasis is on structural systems, construction materials and detailed finishing operations required to make a serviceable structure. Case studies in building construction are used.

CET 317 - Construction Computing (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CIS 101 or equivalent; basic courses in steel and concrete design, fluids/_hydraulics, and surveying; access to a personal computer is also needed. An introduction to construction computing using menu-driven software programs. Application of available software to construction-related computing problems, including: strength of materials, structural analysis, fluids/ hydraulics, surveying, scheduling, cost estimating, and computerized drafting (CAD).

CET 322 - Construction Codes and Regulations (3-0-3)
Corequisite: CET 317. An introduction to the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, the BOCA National Building Code, NJ DOT Standard Specifications and the CSI specification format. A code analysis of a typical construction project is undertaken. Effective From: Spring 2005

CET 323 - Construction Safety ((3-0-3))
This course will address the safety issues encountered in construction as mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)and other similar regulations. Effective From: Fall 2005

CET 331 - Structural Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CET 233. Study of types and behavior of modern structures using both analytical and intuitive techniques. Examples include beam and column, one- and two-way slab systems, wood and ma-sonry systems, and wind and seismic analysis. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 341 - Soils and Earthworks (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: MET 237 and CMT 332. A study of the significant soil types and tests. Problems are investigated relating to soil mechanics, soil supported foundations for engineering structures. Appropriate field trips are made. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 411 - Cost Estimating (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CET 313, CET 314, CET 317. Take off of quantities of materials from typical building and highway projects. Pricing for labor, materials, and equipment. Crew sizes, productivity and manpower leveling. Computerized cost estimating and take off methods. Prepare a complete bid estimate for a construction project.

CET 413 - Environmental Science (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CET 313, CET 314, CET 431. An introduction to construction-related environmental science topics, including basic environmental chemistry, geology, ground water hydrology, basic air quality, surface water run-off, erosion and sedimentation control, indoor air quality, and vibration analysis. Case studies cover various construction activities with respect to their effect on the environment and the manner in which they can be controlled. Effective From: Fall 2006

CET 415 - Construction Project Management (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing in construction enginerring technology or contructions management technology. An introduction to construction management and administration methods and procedures including the design and construction process, project organizational structure, construction planning, contract administration, records and reports, financial management, risk analysis, manual and computerized GANTT and CPM scheduling, change orders and extra work, claims and disputes, cost accounting and document tracking. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 416 - Senior Construction Project (1-2-2)
Prerequisite: CET 415; second semester senior standing in construction engineering technology or construction management technology. Simulates the methods and procedures used to successfully manage a construction project. Provides familiarization with constructability analysis, value engineering, productivity improvement, quality control, advanced field and office administration techniques, problem solving, and construction auto-mation. Extensive use of construction-related computer software. Written submittals and oral presentations required. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 421## - Construction Contracts (3-0-3)
Legal aspects of the various types of construction contracts and specifications. Scope, format, and use of various types of contracts such as owner-contractor and contractor-sub-contractor.

CET 431 - Construction Testing (2-2-3)
Prerequisite: CET 331. Exposure to a variety of construction-related field tests and field testing equipment. Includes concrete mix design, concrete testing, soil density and compaction, asphalt tests, load testing of wood, mortar analysis and testing, brick and CMU testing, and quality control methods and procedures for finishes.

CET 435 - Design of Temporary Structures (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CET 331. Analysis of loadings on, and design of, temporary structures required in construction. Formwork, shoring and scaffolding systems, temporary bridges, trenching, and temporary retaining walls are among the subjects covered. Construction safety associated with temporary structures is stressed. Effective From: Fall 2006

CET 441 - Soils and Earthworks (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Strength of materials, CET 317. A study of the significant soil types and tests. Problems are investigated relating to soil mechanics, soil supported foundations for engineering structures. Appropriate field trips are made. Effective Until: Fall 2010

CET 450 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems I (3-3-4)
Prerequisite: College physics. This course provides a technical working knowledge of the various systems used in the building construction industry. Such topics as site work; thermal control systems including plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; electrical power distribution and lighting are discussed in detail. Lectures presented using residential, industrial and commercial applications from industry. Class projects included in the laboratory.

CET 451 - Mechanical and Electrical Systems II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CET 450. A continuation of CET 450 from a more advanced viewpoint. Specifications will be studied along with mechanical and electrical designs as related to overall architectural studies. These comprehensive designs will require decisions of a more sophisticated nature.

CET 460 - Forensics in Construction (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in construction engineering technology. Construction failure, in its many forms, are both interesting and instructive and in the context of this course students will study construction failures in their many forms. Effective From: Fall 2009

CET 490 - Special Project (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in construction engineering technology. The student works on one or more individually selected projects guided by the department staff. The project must be construction related and may include planning, research (library or lab), engineering report, and statistical, analytical, or field investigation. Any of these may follow class-inspired direction, or the students may branch out on their own. The project(s) of each student must be completed and professionally presented by assigned due date for appropriate review and recording of accomplishments. Effective From: Spring 2013

CET 491 - Special Project (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in construction engineering technology. The student works on an individually selected project guided by the department staff. The project may be design- or construction-related and may include research, engineering design, technical report, or field investigation. Requirements will include a written submittal.

CET 492 - Special Project (2-0-2)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in construction engineering technology. The student works on a selected project guided by the department staff. The project may be design- or construction-related and may include research, engineering design, technical report or field investigation. Requirements will include a written submittal.

CET 497 - Co-op Work Experience (3 degree credits)
Prerequisites: Approval of the department, and permission of the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. Provides major-related work experience as co-op/intern. Mandatory participation in seminars and completion of requirements that include a report and/or project.Note: Normal grading applies to this COOP Experience Effective From: Spring 2013





## Same as EM 640 and Tran 640 course designations pending