Mission and Program Objectives
The mission of the Construction Engineering Management (CEM) program is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education to prepare students for professional and responsible constructor positions with business, industry, consulting firms, or government.
Vision for 2020
The vision for the CEM program is to be a nationally recognized leader in construction engineering and management at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the premier construction education and research resource in the Pacific Northwest.
CEM Program Educational Objectives
- Provide a compelling education based in the natural sciences; mathematics; engineering sciences; business; and the fundamental paradigms, concepts, understandings, applications, and knowledge of civil and construction engineering.
- Develop students’ abilities through their education to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information; solve engineering problems; and be prepared to effectively perform project engineering and management tasks for effective execution of construction projects.
- Provide education for modern professional practice including the abilities for effective communication, collaborative work in diverse teams, ethical decision-making, successful management of personal and professional career objectives, and continual development through lifelong learning and professional involvement.
- Prepare our graduates for either immediate employment or for graduate school opportunities in construction or business.
- Provide students with knowledge of contemporary societal issues and a sensitivity to the challenge of meeting social, environmental, and economic constraints within a global community.
- Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create a construction project safety plan.
- Create construction project cost estimates.
- Create construction project schedules.
- Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
- Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
- Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
- Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
- Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout of control.
- Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Understand construction project control processes.
- Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
- Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
- Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
For accreditation-related documentation, refer to Construction Engineering Management.