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The links below will take you to pages where you can find more information regarding studying Construction Management at SIUE. If you don't see what you want or still have questions contact the Department Office at (618) 650-2088.

Declaration of a Major

Students interested in any of the majors offered by the School of Engineering should first seek advisement from the School of Engineering when they initially enroll in the university and should declare a major as soon as possible. Students admitted to programs offered by the School of Engineering shall have met university admission requirements, successfully completed any required academic development and high school deficiency courses, completed MATH 120 - College Algebra (or high school equivalent) with a grade of C or better, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in any completed university course work. Students with high school deficiencies, those with AD (Academic Development) requirements, and those starting in a mathematics course before MATH 150 - Calculus I, will require more than the eight (8) academic semesters shown in this curriculum guide. This may require a summer session(s) or an extra semester(s).

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Degree Requirements

Requirements
Hours
Natural Science and Mathematics Courses 19
CHEM. 120a, 124a 4
Math 150, 152 10
PHYS 151, 151L 5
Construction Courses 60
CNST 120, 210,241, 264, 301, 321, 332, 341,351, 353, 403, 411, 451, 452, 470 51
Technical Electives 9
Business Courses * 18
ACCT 200, 210 6
ECON 331 3
FIN 320 3
IS401 3
MGMT 340 3
Fine Arts & Humanities Courses 9
Intro Fine Arts/Humanities Courses 6
Adv Fine Arts/Humanities Course 3
Social Science Courses 6
* ECON 111, 112 6
Skills Courses 16
ENG 101, 102 6
PHIL 106 3
SPC 103 3
STAT 244 4

* These courses also fulfill the requirements for a minor in Business.

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Graduation Requirements

Construction students must meet all University requirements for graduation and the following construction program requirements:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average above 2.0 in all construction courses.
  2. Complete the Construction Senior Assignment.
  3. Complete a Business minor.
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Minor Requirements

Twenty-one hours are required for a minor in Construction. The courses are to be selected from the Construction curriculum with approval by the Chair of Construction. Students receiving a minor in Business Administration should view the requirements in the Business School's Homepage located at http://www.siue.edu/business/.

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average above 2.0 in all construction courses.
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Course Descriptions

120-2 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION:
Survey of construction industry; typical employment opportunities; history; current development.

199-0 CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I:
Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which employs constructors. First work period of an academic/work experience program.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing in construction and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

210-3 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS:
Introduction to typical materials including asphalt, concrete, plastic, wood, steel, glass. Examination of molecular structure and factors affecting strength. Methods and equipment for handling and storage of materials. Construction procedures used with these materials.
Prerequisite: CHEM 120a.

241-4 STATICS AND MECHANICS OF SOLIDS:
Static equilibrium conditions for external and internal force and moment systems. Shear and bending moment diagrams. Elastic deformation and stresses in structural elements. Mohr's circle.
Prerequisites: Math 152 (Calc II), Physics 151 (University Physics), 151L (University Physics Laboratory).

264-4 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING:
Surveying techniques for construction ground control and facility layout during construction. Both vertical and horizontal controls.
Prerequisites: 120, MATH 150 or concurrent enrollment

299-0 CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II:
Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which employs constructors. Second work period of an academic/work experience program.
Prerequisites: junior standing in construction and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

301-4 SOILS:
Physical properties and behavior of soils; classification and testing, basic hydraulic and hydrological concepts. Effect of water on construction.
Prerequisites: 210, 241 or CE 242

321-3 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
Basic electrical theory; electrical systems and distribution for facilities and during construction safety, wiring, and energy consumption.
Prerequisites:210, PHYS 151

332-3 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS/HVAC:
Mechanical heating, air conditioning, ventilation systems. Requirements during construction; construction installation; for completed facility.
Prerequisites:210, PHYS 151

341-3 PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
Reading and interpreting plans and specifications. Standard construction specifications and standard procedures. Take-off method from plans and specifications.
Prerequisites: 210 (with grade of C or better)

351-4 ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS:
Load paths in typical structural configurations, approximate stress analysis of structures, concrete formwork design. Analysis, design and construction of wood, concrete, steel, masonry and composite structures.
Prerequisites: 210, 241, CE 242

353-3 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION:
Introduction to computer methods used in the construction industry. Computer aided drafting, spreadsheets, elementary computer programming, and web based construction management.
Prerequisites: 201

399-0 CONSTRUCTION COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III:
Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which employs constructors. Third work period of an academic/work experience program.
Prerequisites: senior standing in construction and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

403-4 PLANNING AND SCHEDULING:
Planning and scheduling construction projects including resource and manpower allocation. CPM and PERT methods; progress reports and records. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.
Prerequisites: 341, 353

411-3 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS:
Legal aspects of contracts and bidding; types of construction contracts and documents including bonds; OSHA, local, state, federal regulations. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT.
Prerequisite: 341

415-3 LAND DEVELOPMENT :
A Study of the land development process and roles of local government, design consultants developers and contractors in residential development. Subdivision design and construction prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instruction. Methods and procedures for estimating, planning and constructing road and bridge projects.
Prerequisites: 341 or consent of instructor

425-3 HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION:
Methods and procedures for estimating, planning, and constructing road and bridge projects.
Prerequisites: 210

451-4 ESTIMATING AND BIDDING:
Methods and procedures for estimating and bidding construction projects. Use of take-off quantities, productivity, and material costs.
NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
Prerequisites: 341, 353

452-4 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT:
Professional aspects of construction management. Management techniques quality control, safety, time and cost management.
NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
Prerequisites: 403, 451, or consent of instructor.

470-3 CONSTRUCTION INTERNSHIP:
Acquisition of hands-on experience in the management of a typical construction project. The jobsite becomes the classroom.
NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
Prerequisites: 341, completion or concurrent enrollment in the 10-hour OSHA safety course, Senior standing and/or consent of instructor.

495-2 to 9 TOPICS IN CONSTRUCTION:
Selected topics of special interest in construction. topics selected jointly by student and faculty.
NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of department chairperson.

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Suggested 4-year Plan

Suggested 4-Year Plan
Hours
FALL
CNST 120 Intro to Construction
2
MATH 150 Calculus I
5
ENG 101 English Composition
3
CHEM 120a Genl, Org, & Biol Chem
3
CHEM 124a Genl, Org, & Biol Chem Lab
1
ECON 111 Macroeconomics
3

TOTAL HOURS

16
SPRING
MATH 152 Calculus II
5
ENG 102 English Composition
3
PHYS 151 University Physics
4
PHYS 151L University Physics Lab
1
ECON 112 Microeconomics
3

TOTAL HOURS

16
SOPHOMORE YEAR
FALL
ACCT 200 Fund of Financial Acct
3
CNST 210 Construction Methods & Materials
3
CNST 241 Statics and Mechanics of Solids *
4
STAT 244 Statistics
4
Intro Fine Arts/Humanities or Social Science 3

TOTAL HOURS

17
SPRING
SPC 103 Interpersonal Communication**
3
CNST 264 Construction Surveying
4
PHIL 106 Critical Thinking
3
ACCT 210 Managerial Acct
3
Intro Fine Arts/Humanities
3

TOTAL HOURS

15
JUNIOR YEAR
FALL
FIN 320 Financial management and decision making
3
CNST 332 Mechanical Systems/HVAC
3
CNST 351 Structural Systems
4
Distribution Fine Arts/Humanities*** 3

TOTAL HOURS

13
SPRING
CNST 301 Soils
4
CNST 321 Electrical Systems
3
CNST 353 Computer Applications in construction
3
Technical Elective I
3
CNST 341 Plans & Specs
3

TOTAL HOURS

16
SENIOR YEAR
FALL
ECON 331 Labor Economics
3
CNST 403 Planning & Scheduling
4
MGMT 340 Principles of Management
3
Technical Elective II
3
CNST 451 Estimating & Bidding
4

TOTAL HOURS

17

SPRING
CNST 452 Construction Management
4
CNST 411 Construction Contracts
3
CNST 470 Internship
3
Technical Elective III
3
IS 401 Business and Society 3

TOTAL HOURS

16

* Student has option of taking CE 240 (3) and CE 242 (3) in lieu of CNST 241.

**SPC 103 satisfies the Intergroup Relations requirement. If SPC 104 of 105 is taken instead, a course from the list of Intergroup Relations courses in the current SIUE Undergraduate Catalog must be taken.

***Course must meet International Issues (II) or International Culture (IC) requirement -- choose from Art or Philosophy. A student can also meet the II/IC requirement with FL 111; however, FL 111 is an introductory FA/HUM course.

NOTE: The general education courses listed in the curriculum guide meet Option A of the Skills requirement. A student who wishes to select Option B may replace PHIL 106 and SPC 103 with two semesters of a foreign language (101 or 102). An appropriate course is required to meet the Intergroup Relations requirement for students selecting Option B (see catalog).

For more information contact the Construction Department Office: (618)650-2088.

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