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Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
617-989-4213
coenm@wit.edu

Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environment

Craig D. Capano, Department Head
Annex South Room 1010D
Phone: 617-989-4186

Leonard Anderson, Associate Department Head
Annex South Room 001B
Phone: 617-989-4182

Civil Engineering Technology Faculty

Professors

  • John W. Duggan, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Francis J. Hopcroft, P.E

Associate Professors

  • Lawrence Decker, P.E.
  • Cornelia Demers-Sborov, Ph.D., P.E.
  • James Lambrechts, P.E.
  • Henderson W. Pritchard, Ph.D

Assistant Professors

  • Gautham Das, Ph.D.
  • Michael Davidson, P.E.

Construction Management Faculty

Professors

  • Craig D. Capano, Ph.D., CPC
  • Mark H. Hasso, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professors

  • Leonard Anderson, Ph.D., CPC
  • Ilyas Bhatti, P.E., Douglas Elder Professor
  • Monica Snow, Ph.D., P.E.
  • E. Scott Sumner, CCM
  • Thomas A. Tadde

Assistant Professors

  • Cristina Cosma, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Todd Johnson, CPC
  • Rogelio Palomera-Arias, Ph.D
  • John Sanzi, J.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 co-op work semesters where junior and senior students alternate semesters of practical “hands on” work experience with 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 constructing 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 Course 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 Course R L C
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 Course 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 Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
Total 14 8 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II 2 2 3
CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control Dynamics 2 4 4
CCEV405 Dynamics 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
Total 14 6 17
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Course 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 Course R L C
COOP 400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
CCEV455 Hydraulic Design 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective II - - 3 or 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
CCEV510 Structural Steel Design 2 2 3
  Total - - 14 or 15

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course 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 Technical Elective I - - 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total - - 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
CCEV660 Senior Design 0 8 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
CCEV630 Professional Practice 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Technical Elective II - - 3 or 4

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

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

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
  • CCEV215 Water Resources Design Management
  • MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations I

Electives will only be offered if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment.

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.

Mission

The mission of the Construction Management program is to provide the student with both the education and work experience to enter the construction profession as a productive team member with the potential to become an innovative technical problem-solver and industry leader.  The philosophy of the program is to offer a curriculum which emphasizes instruction that challenges, shapes and encourages students to think about and apply their expanding technical knowledge and organizational skills to the solution of contemporary problems.  This philosophy is supported by the educational mission of the Institute that emphasizes physics and mathematics, both theoretical and applied the humanities and social sciences, communication skills and computer science.  Students are prepared through their educational experience to adapt to changes in society, technology and the profession.

Goals

There are several goals of the Construction Management program:

  • Leadership - to graduate entry-level construction professionals who have the potential to grow in their positions and assume leadership roles within the construction industry.
  • Communication - to produce graduates that meet industry expectations and standards for the communicative ability of construction professionals.
  • Theory and Practice - to maintain a balance of theory and practice with the combination of classroom, laboratory and work experience, plus the role of the faculty as teachers and practicing professionals.
  • The Construction Process - to provide a learning environment and curriculum which produces graduates who understand the total construction process from concept through completion, including the roles of the owner, designer and constructor.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Social Awareness - to foster a climate both within the Construction Management Program and the Institute at large that is supportive of educating the “whole person”.  This recognizes that future construction professionals should have an education that not only provides technical skills but also promotes an awareness of social issues, an understanding of human behavior and a commitment to intellectual pursuits.
  • Ethics - to provide a learning environment and curriculum that fosters professionalism, integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Experiential Learning - to employ a ‘hands-on’ or experiential approach to instruction consistent with the mission of the Institute, recognizing its value as a tool for student motivation and as an effective means for achieving a deeper understanding of theoretical concepts and their application.
  • Facilities - to employ and maintain state-of-the-art instructional facilities that support the Program mission and are responsive to the changing needs of industry.
  • Faculty - to encourage faculty development and creative activity that will provide opportunities for faculty to remain abreast of the latest pedagogical and industry trends and methodologies.
  • Academic Advising - to provide as a framework of academic instruction, counseling and advising that can allow students to pursue their educational and career objectives.
  • Industry Interaction - to establish and maintain strong ties with industry, in particular alumni/ae of the Construction Management Program which will enable today’s professionals to assist in the development of future generations of constructors.

Special Requirements for Graduation

In addition to the general graduation requirements of the Institute, specific graduation requirements from the Construction Management (BCM) 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.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (BCMT)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course 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 13 10 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
CCEV206 Heavy Construction 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 3 2 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total 13 10 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Course R L C
CCEV201 Construction Surveying 2 4 4
CCEV265 Estimating 3 2 4
CCEV235 Mechanical Building Systems 2 2 3
MGMT390 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
ECON110 Economics 3 0 3
Total 12 10 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
CCEV242 Statics and Strength of Materials 3 2 4
MATH130 Statistics and Applications 3 2 4
CCEV140 Electrical Building Systems 2 2 3
COMM400 Technical Communications 2 2 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment - - 0
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Total 13 8 17
Summer Semester Credits
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Course 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
CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control 2 4 4
Total 14 10 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester R L C
CCEV430 Advanced Estimating & Bid Analysis 3 2 4
CCEV473 Concrete Analysis & Design 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Construction Management Elective - - 4
PSYC425 Industrial-Organizational Psychology 4 0 4
Total - - 16

SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II   0
Spring Semester Course 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 Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
MGMT520 Power and Leadership 4 0 4
Total 15 6 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
CCEV645 BCMT Senior Project 3 2 4
CCEV670 Construction Law and Government Regulations 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 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

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

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