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. 

Degree Requirements

CEM Program Educational Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Prepare our graduates for either immediate employment or for graduate school opportunities in construction or business.
  5. 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.

CEM Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout of control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

For accreditation-related documentation, refer to Construction Engineering Management