2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering and Management Technology, BS

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About the Program

Apply Now This major industry includes a variety of large general construction firms, small specialized contractors, materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and the design services of architects and engineers.

Each year architectural, construction, consulting engineering, industrial, laboratory testing, materials supplier, and surveying firms contact Purdue Northwest seeking baccalaureate degree graduates for work in the Chicagoland Region and in other parts of the country. This trend should continue since there are statistics that the present enrollment of technicians and technologists will not meet the needs of this country for many years.

Many of our graduates pursue careers as estimators, field superintendents, construction schedulers, expediters, project managers, survey crew chiefs, materials technicians, architectural and civil draftspersons, and cost engineers once they have finished their degrees.

The Construction Engineering & Management Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C- required for all Major Core courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

PNW General Education Core (31 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (15 Credits)

Civics Literacy Proficiency

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C- required for all Major Core courses; Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 


Semester 7 (13 Credits)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Electives (9 Credits) - choose from CEMT 30600 - Construction And Route Surveying , CEMT 30900 - Principles of Highway Construction , CEMT 49400 - Engineering Economics for Construction , or any 50000 level course approved by the department faculty.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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