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Department of Civil, Construction, and Environment

Craig D. Capano, Department Head, 617-989-4186

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY FACULTY

Professors: Francis J. Hopcroft, P.E
Associate Professors: Lawrence Decker, P.E.
Cornelia Demers, Ph.D.
Henderson W. Pritchard, Ph.D
Assistant Professors: James Lambrechts, P.E.
Gautham Das, Ph.D.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FACULTY

Professors: Craig D. Capano, Ph.D., CPC
Mark H. Hasso, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professors: Ilyas Bhatti, P.E., Douglas Elder Professor
Monica Snow, Ph.D., P.E.
E. Scott Sumner, CCM
Thomas A. Tadde
Assistant Professors:

Leonard Anderson, Ph.D., AC
Cristina Cosma, Ph.D., P.E.
Todd Johnson, CPC
James Kennedy, Ph.D.
Rogelio Palomera-Arias, Ph.D

ACADEMIC DAY PROGRAMS
Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering Technology
Bachelor of Science: Construction Management

MISSION STATEMENT AND GOALS
The mission of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environment is to provide a high quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully begin a career in the design and construction profession or attend graduate school; and that prepares them to continue to grow professionally and personally throughout their careers.

To accomplish this mission, the Department has established the following goals to prepare students for professional and personal success in the built environment so they may:

  • Identify and solve technical problems as members and leaders of the design-build team
  • Understand and incorporate the social, political, and economic aspects of technical problems in their solutions
  • Recognize and understand their professional and personal obligations in society
  • Pursue lifelong learning and professional development

Civil Engineering Technology (BCET)

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) program provides students with the background to apply a practical approach to everyday problems. The technical skills developed include surveying, laboratory and field testing, and the use of computers for analysis, drafting, and design. In addition, the program offers cooperative education in which the junior and senior years alternate semesters of practical “hands-on” work experience with the academic semesters. Career opportunities for the civil engineering technologist are varied and challenging. They include working for engineering consulting companies, construction firms, public authorities, state and federal governments, municipalities, architectural, and surveying companies.

MISSION STATEMENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) program is to provide a high quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully begin a career designing and con-structing in the built environment and continue to grow professionally and personally throughout their career.

To accomplish this mission, the Department has established the following program goals to prepare students for professional and personal success in the built environment so they may:

  • Identify and solve technical problems as members and leaders of the design-build team
  • Understand and incorporate the social, political, and economic aspects of technical problems in their solutions
  • Recognize and understand their professional and personal obligations in society
  • Pursue lifelong learning and professional development

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BCET)

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV113 Life in the Construction Lane 0 4 2
CCEV136 Building Construction 3 2 4
CHEM120 Chemistry for the Built Environment 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total

12

12

18

Spring Semester

CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
CCEV206 Heavy Construction 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Pre-Calculus 3 2 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total

13

10

18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV202 Surveying for Civil Eng. 2 4 4
CCEV210 Structural Mechanics I 3 2 4
COMM400 Technical Communication 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
Total
14

8

18

Spring Semester

R

L

C

ELECTIVE Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II 2 2 3
CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control Dynamics 2 4 4
CCEV405 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
Total
14

6

17

Summer Semester

Credits

COOP300 Optional Cooperative Education 0

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV472 Structural Analysis 3 2 4
CCEV480 Soil Mechanics 3 2 4
CCEV440 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3 2 4
CCEV350 Env. Topics for Design & Const. 3 0 3
MATH495 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations OR
MATH510 Calculus III1 4 0 4
Total

16

6

19

Spring Semester

   

Credits

COOP 400

Cooperative Education I

0

Summer Semester

R L C
CCEV455 Hydraulic Design 3 2 4
ELECTIVE BCET Technical Elective II - - 4
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science 4 0 4
CCEV510 Structural Steel Design 2 2 3
 
Total
- - 15

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

 

    Credits
COOP600

Cooperative Education II

0

Spring Semester

R

L

C

CCEV460 Highway and Pavement Design 2 4 4
CCEV585 Reinforced Concrete Design 2 2 3
CCEV340 Water and Wastewater Treatment 2 2 3
ELECTIVE BCET Technical Elective I 2 4 4
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social 4 0 4
Total

12

12

18

Summer Semester

R

L

C

CCEV660 BCET Senior Design 0 8 4
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science 4 0 4
CCEV630 Professional Practice 3 0 3
ELECTIVE BCET Technical Elective II - - 4
1 Students who take MATH510 Calculus III must take MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations as one of their Technical Electives.

Elective I (Spring):

  • CCEV555 Foundation Design and Construction
  • CCEV575 Municipal Planning
  • MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations I

Elective II (Summer):

  • CCEV417 Design for the Environment
  • CCEV562 Earthwork and Construction
  • ENVM215 Environmental Ecology
  • MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations I

Electives will only be offered if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment.
R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours


Construction Management (BCMT)

Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

The Construction Management (BCMT) program provides a background of technical skills to apply to a construction project from conception to completion. Students are taught the skills necessary to manage resources, time, cost, and quality with emphasis on team building. During the program, the skills developed include management, budgeting and cost control, cost estimating, scheduling, engineering fundamentals, and the development of analytical and communication skills. In addition, the Construction Management program is a cooperative education program where “hands-on” experience is acquired. Career opportunities for the construction manager are found throughout the industry and include the following: construction companies, government agencies, architectural/engineering firms, industrial firms, and manufacturing/materials suppliers.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BCMT)

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV113 Life in the Construction Lane 0 4 2
CCEV136 Building Construction 3 2 4
CHEM120 Chemistry for the Built Environment 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 3 2 4
Total

12

12

18

Spring Semester

CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
CCEV206 Heavy Construction 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Pre-Calculus 3 2 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total

13

10

18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV201 Construction Surveying 2 4 4
CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control 2 4 4
CCEV235 Mechanical Building Systems 2 2 3
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
ECON110 Economics 3 0 3
Total
11

12

17

Spring Semester

R

L

C

CCEV242 Statics and Strength of Materials 3 2 4
CCEV265 Estimating 3 2 4
CCEV140 Electrical Building Systems 2 2 3
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
ELECTIVE Social Science 3 0 3
Total
13

8

17

Summer Semester

Credits

COOP300

Optional Cooperative Education

0

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

R

L

C

CCEV402 Wood & Steel Analysis & Design 3 2 4
CCEV406 Construction Project Scheduling 2 2 3
CCEV410 Construction Project Management 3 2 4
MGMT410 Management of Contemporary Organizations 4 0 4
ELECTIVE General Elective - - 4
Total

12

6

23

Spring Semester

   

Credits

COOP400

Cooperative Education I

0

Summer Semester

R L C
CCEV430 Advanced Estimating & Bid Analysis 3 2 4
CCEV473 Concrete Analysis & Design 3 2 4
MATH130 Statistics and Applications 3 2 4
PSYC425 Industrial-Organizational 4 0 4
Total

13

6

16

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester

 

    Credits
COOP600 Cooperative Education II   0

Spring Semester

R

L

C

CCEV580 Construction Project Control 2 2 3
CCEV595 Construction Business and Finance 3 2 4
CCEV625 Construction Safety and Risk Management 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Humanities or Social Science 4 0 4
MGMT520 Power and Leadership 4 0 4
Total

15

6

18

Summer Semester

Credits

CCEV645 BCMT Senior Project 3 2 4
CCEV670 Construction Law and Government Regulations 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 4 0 4
MGMT490 Labor Relations 3 0 3
Total

14

2

15


R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION - CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

In addition to the general graduation requirements of the Institute, specific graduation requirements from the Construction Management (BCMT) Program with a Bachelor of Science degree include:

  1. Demonstrated completion of a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training course in Construction Safety & Health. Submission to the Registrar of a photocopy of either the signed and dated card or verification and dating of entrance ticket or receipt indicating that the student actually attended the training will serve as adequate proof.
  2. The student must demonstrate proof of taking the Level 1- Associate Constructor (AC) Exam. Submission to the Registrar of a photocopy of either the exam results or (if the student has not yet received results) a photocopy of the entrance ticket with a date stamp or receipt indicating that the student actually attended will serve as adequate proof.

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