The construction industry is an interesting and dynamic career that combines the elements of technical knowledge, management skills and creativity to breathe life into a set of plans, turning them into a real structure. The Construction Manager needs the technical ability to successfully interface with design professionals such as architects and engineers as well as the management skills to work with the talented trades persons that perform the actual work of construction. 

These skills are acquired in the classroom as well as through internships and co-op education programs and in all phases of the construction industry such as building construction as well as heavy/highway and utility construction.  These internship and co-op opportunities are supported by our industry partners.

The students in NJIT’s Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program acquire a broad set of technical skills as well as business, communication and management knowledge in order to successfully enter the construction management field. Graduates of our program are successful contractors, construction managers, project executives, project managers and construction inspectors. 

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the Professional Engineer’s examination in New Jersey with the appropriate experience, as determined by the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. (http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pels/).  Graduates of the program are also eligible to pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program (http://www.njit.edu/graduatestudies/program-options/bs-ms/index.php).    

The full four-year curriculum for the program is shown below.  Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an A.A.S. degree in Civil or Construction Engineering Technology and should have completed most or all of the courses, or their equivalents, in the first two years of the program as shown below.  In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 129 credits is required for graduation.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates of our program will attain positions of responsibility within the various aspects of the construction industry.
  • Graduates of our program will have the necessary skills to avail themselves of the opportunities for lifelong learning and professional development.

Student Outcomes

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities; and,
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies; and,
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes; and,
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives; and,
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team; and,
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems; and,
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature; and,
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development; and,
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity; and,
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and,
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement; and,
  • Producing and utilizing design, construction and operations documents; and,
  • Performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction and maintenance of systems in the construction technical specialties; and,
  • An ability to select appropriate construction materials and practices; and,
  • An ability to apply principles of construction law and ethics; and,
  • An ability to apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving hydraulics and hydrology, geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling and management and construction safety, and
  • An ability to perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing Engineers 3
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MET 103 Engineering Graphics and Intro. to CAD 2
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MET 105 Applied Computer Aided Design 2
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
MET 235 Statics for Technology 3
CET 313 Construction Procedures I 3
ECET 201 Circuits I 3
ACCT 117 Survey of Accounting 3
CE 200 Surveying 3
CE 200A Surveying Laboratory 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MET 237 Strength of Materials for Technology 3
CET 314 Construction Procedures II 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Twentieth-Century World  
The Modern World  
ECON 201 Economics 3
ENG 352 Technical Writing 3
MET 304 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
CET 233 Structural Analysis in Construction 3
CET 317 Construction Computing 3
CET 322 Construction Codes and Regulations 3
MATH 305 Statistics for Technology 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CET 323 Construction Safety 3
CET 341 Soils and Earthworks 3
CET 331 Structural Systems 3
MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR Elective 3
MET 303 Applied Thermodynamics 3
 Term Credits18
Fourth Year
1st Semester
CET 411 Cost Estimating 3
CET 415 Construction Project Management 3
CET 431 Construction Testing 3
CET 435 Design of Temporary Structures 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CET 413 Environmental Science 3
CET 421 Construction Contracts 3
CET 416 Senior Construction Project 2
Management Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
 Total Credits131

Electives

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR 1
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
ENG 3XX
English course
HIST 3XX
History course
LIT 3XX
Literature course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
SS 3XX
Social Science course
THTR 3XX
Theater course
History of Architecture IV
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
LIT 3XX
Literature course
HIST 3XX
History course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark approved by the Humanities department
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Take one of the following. Honors College students take honors section:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
1

The department recommends telecommunications management technology option majors take ENG 352 Technical Writing to fulfill this requirement. 

Suggested Technical Electives

CET 460Forensics in Construction3
MNET 420Quality Systems3
CE 321Water Resources Engineering3
CE 342Geology3
CE 350Transportation Engineering3
CE 406Remote Sensing3
CE 450Urban Planning3
CE 461Professional Practice in CEE3
CE 465Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering3

 Free Electives

Consult the program coordinator. Students transferring into this program with fewer than 9 credits in humanities/social science must take an appropriate humanities/social science course to fulfill the NJIT GUR.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 

Minors

Minors are available in several programs of study:

  • Computer Science which is offered by the CIS Department
  • Professional Communications offered by the Humanities Department
  • Business offered by the School of Management

The exact requirements for each of these programs are established by each of the departments offering the Minor. Students seeking information regarding the requirements for minors should consult that department.