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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management Technology


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The Construction Management Technology program is a blend of civil engineering technology and construction business management. This is achieved by applying principles in civil engineering technology and management to the construction process. The Construction Management Technology program provides quality instruction in construction engineering technology and management to enable graduates to be professional constructors. This mission is fulfilled by providing students with a foundation in mathematics, science, communications, social science and humanities; which are coupled with civil engineering technology and management principles leading to a rewarding career in the construction industry. Upon graduation students can expect to be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply acquired knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of construction practice to emerging applications of construction practice using mathematics, science, engineering, and technology in order to improve construction processes.
  • Apply creativity appropriate to construction processes by functioning effectively on teams that solve technical problems, through effective communications.
  • Have the ability to pursue lifelong learning and have a commitment to quality, timely, and continuous improvement.
  • Respect diversity and recognize professional, societal, ethical, and global responsibilities.

The student is taught a variety of civil engineering and management topics in a technical and rigorous curriculum. The primary focus is surveying, materials testing, structural analysis and design, highways, estimating, and heavy-highway/building methods and equipment. The curriculum features management courses that may lead to a minor in business. There is extensive use of computer applications throughout the program.

Degrees are awarded upon satisfactory completion of 126 credits at an accumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 overall.  Students must also achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average in all required CET courses.  Students must take the Associate Constructor Level I exam and pass at least four of the content areas.  The CMT program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.

Computers

Incoming students are required to have a laptop computer.  Visit our website at www.umaine.edu/set for recommended configuration details.

Employment Opportunities
With a Bachelor of Science degree, graduates are prepared to initially perform technical/supervisory tasks in the field and office, and to then advance to management positions. Prospective employers include construction contractors and subcontractors, private and public construction inspection agencies, contract administrators, and major facility owners. There may also be similar employment opportunities in other project-oriented industries, such as aircraft, aerospace, and shipbuilding. On the purely technical side, there are employment opportunities in soils, foundations, and building materials testing firms.

The recommended sequence of the four-year curriculum is outlined below.  Copies can be obtained in the School of Engineering Technology office.

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Construction Management Technology


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Students must see their advisors for approval of all electives


Lists of approved courses that meet the General Education requirements and Technical Electives are available in 119 Boardman Hall.

1ENG 417, ENG 418 and ENG 496 can be substituted for ENG 212 - only with advisor approval

2Fulfills the Human Values/Social Context Elective and 18 credit hour requirement.

3Students are assisted by faculty advisors in developing an elective program to meet their individual needs within the University’s general education requirements. While most of the general education requirements are automatically met with a construction management technology degree, a student is required to select an additional 12 credit hours of electives to help meet the 18 credit hour “Human Values and Social Context” requirement (the required CMJ 103 and ENG 317 courses satisfy the other six credit hours. One of the General Education electives must also satisfy the ethics requirement of the General Education Requirements.

4Other communication classes such as CMJ 345, CMJ 347 or CMJ 367 may be substituted for CMJ 257 with advisor permission.

5AC Exam - Students must take the Associated Constructor Level I exam and pass at least four of the content areas before graduating.

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