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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13


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College of Technology and Computer Science


Department of Construction Management


Syed Ahmed, Chair, 346 Rawl Building

Admission

Admission requirements are specified based on the entry status of potential students: freshman, transfer students, technical degree transfer students, ECU transfer students, or second degree students. Progression through the major is two-tiered: lower division requirements and upper division requirements. Potential majors should refer to the departmental website for full descriptions of each entry status category and the associated requirements for admission. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the construction management degree program.

Students are admitted to the lower division and must apply for admission to the upper division. The complete listing of admission requirements can be found on the departmental website or at the College of Technology and Computer Science Advising Center. Once admitted, successful progression through the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Students falling below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average will not be allowed to take construction management classes and will be placed on departmental probation for one semester. Summer sessions are not part of the departmental probation period. Probation status will be allowed for a maximum of one semester; after that time students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 will be dropped from the department.

CMGT majors and minors are required to achieve a minimum grade of C in the following courses in order to progress to subsequent courses: CMGT 2210, 2400, 2600, 3500, 3950, 4000, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4310 and 4400. Students earning less than a C in any of these courses must repeat the course before any subsequent CMGT course may be taken. Students required to repeat any CMGT course will not be permitted to register for that course in the semester or summer school immediately following unless a seat is available on the last day of regular registration. Should a student be found in violation of this policy, he/she will be administratively dropped (no matter what point in the semester) from that CMGT course.

The Department of Construction Management requires students to have a laptop computer in order to accomplish academic work. The ACE Student Computer Support Center at www.ecu.edu/ace lists the current computer specifications meting the department's requirements.

BS in Construction Management

The construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (FC:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (FC:FA) )or COMM 2020. Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (FC:SO)
    ECON 2133. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (FC:SO) (P: ECON 2113)
    GEOL 1500. Dynamic Earth (3) (FC:SC)
    GEOL 1501. Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1) (FC:SC) (C: GEOL 1500)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or approval of dept chair)
    PHYS 1250. General Physics (3) (FC:SC) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066)
    PHYS 1251. General Physics Laboratory (1) (FC:SC) (C: PHYS 1250 or 2350)
  2. Core - 51 s.h.
    Lower Division Core Courses:
    CMGT 2200. Construction Industry Overview (2)
    CMGT 2210, 2211. Construction and Civil Materials (3,0) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0: majors and minors only; P/C: MATH 1065 or 1066)
    CMGT 2400, 2401. Building Systems and Codes (4,0) (Formerly CMGT 2660, 2661) P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2210; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 2600. Construction Documents and Analysis (3) (Formerly CMGT 3100) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2400; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    Upper Division Core Courses:
    CMGT 3010. Construction Modeling and Information Technology (3) (Formerly CMGT 2800) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; ITEC 2000 or MIS 2223 or equivalent computer-related elective)
    CMGT 3400. Structural Analysis (3) (Formerly CMGT 3660) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; MATH 1074 or 1075 or equivalent; PHYS 1250, 1251)
    CMGT 3500. Construction Contracts and Specifications (3) (Formerly CMGT 3664) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3010)
    CMGT 3600. Mechanical and Electrical Construction (3) (Formerly CMGT 3662, 3663) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3500)
    CMGT 3700, 3701. Construction Surveying (3,0) (Formerly CMGT 3666, 3667) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; MATH 1074 or 1075 or equivalent)
    CMGT 3800, 3801. Soils and Foundations (3,0) (Formerly CMGT 3766, 3767) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; GEOL 1500, 1501; MATH 1074 or 1075 or equivalent; PHYS 1250, 1251)
    CMGT 3900. Construction Project Safety Management (3) (Formerly CMGT 3726) (P: Minimum grade of C in 3500; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 4000. Construction Estimating (3) (Formerly CMGT 4660) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 3500; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3400)
    CMGT 4100. Construction Planning and Scheduling (3) (Formerly CMGT 4662) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 4000)
    CMGT 4200. Construction Cost Control (3) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 4100; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 4300. Construction Quality and Human Resource Management (4) (WI) (Formerly CMGT 4600, 4601) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 4200; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 4400. Construction Capstone (4) (Formerly CMGT 4664) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 4300; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 4500. Construction Work Experience and Professional Development (1) (Formerly CMGT 4699) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0: completed senior summary; applied to graduate; P/C: CMGT 4400; graduating semester)
  3. Concentration Options - 9 s.h.
    General Construction
    All lower and upper level CMGT courses
    Any three (3) CMGT elective courses.
    Residential Construction
    All lower and upper level CMGT courses
    CMGT 3150. Residential Construction Techniques (3) (Formerly CMGT 2558) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2400: minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 3950. Residential Development (3) (Formerly CMGT 3558) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 3150; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 4320. Construction Sustainability (3) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; senior standing)
    Infrastructure Construction
    All lower and upper level CMGT courses
    CMGT 3710, 3711. Infrastructure and Highway Materials (3,0) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 3500; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3800)
    CMGT 4310. Infrastructure Construction Techniques (3) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C CMGT 4200)
    CMGT 4380. Equipment Management (3) (Formerly CMGT 4666) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; CMGT 3400, 3800)
  4. Cognates - 24 s.h.
    ACCT 2101. Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting: (3), (P: MATH 1065)
    EHST 3060, 3061. Environmental Issues in Construction (4,0) (P: GEOL 1500, 1501)
    FINA 2244. Legal Environment of Business (3)
    MATH 1074. Applied Trigonometry (2) (P: MATH 1065) or transfer credit for MATH 1075 or equivalent.
    MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent)
    MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3) (P: ECON 2113)
    MKTG 3832. Marketing Management (3) (P: ECON 2113)
    Choose 3 s.h. computer-related elective from:
    ITEC 2000. Industrial Technology Applications of Computer Systems (3)
    MIS 2223. Introduction to Computers (3)
    Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Construction Management Transfer Option

The construction management option requires 43 s.h. of credit.

Applicable to technical degree transfer students only. Students who hold an associate degree of applied science from an approved technical program must transfer courses and take courses at ECU that meet the competencies of the construction management core listed above. Students may be admitted directly to the upper division upon completion of MATH 1065 and PHYS 1250, 1251 (or equivalent). Students must complete at ECU a minimum of 28 s.h. credit, 19 s.h. from 3000-level or above (must include CMGT 4000, 4100, 4200, 4300, 4400, and 4500) and 6 s.h. from 2000-level or above. Students must choose one concentration. Additional courses may be necessary to meet required prerequisites. Construction management courses completed at ECU and technical transfer courses must total a minimum of 43 s.h. including the course credits from a concentration area. Courses needed to meet requirements must meet as scheduled classes.

Construction Management Minor

The construction management minor requires 27 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Required courses. - 27 s.h.
    CMGT 2200. Construction Industry Overview (2)
    CMGT 2210, 2211. Construction and Civil Materials (3,0) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0: majors and minors only; P/C: MATH 1065 or 1066)
    CMGT 2400, 2401. Building Systems and Codes (4,0) (Formerly CMGT 2660, 2661) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2210; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 2600. Construction Documents and Analysis (3) (Formerly CMGT 3100) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2400; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    CMGT 3010. Construction Modeling and Information Technology (3) (Formerly CMGT 2800) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; ITEC 2000 or MIS 2223 or equivalent computer-related elective)
    CMGT 3500. Construction Contracts and Specifications (3) (Formerly CMGT 3664) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 2600; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3010)
    CMGT 4000. Construction Estimating (3) (Formerly CMGT 4660) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 3500; minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C: CMGT 3400)*
    CMGT 4100. Construction Planning and Scheduling (3) (Formerly CMGT 4662) (P: Minimum overall GPA of 2.0; P/C with CMGT 4000)
    CMGT 4200. Construction Cost Control (3) (P: Minimum grade of C in CMGT 4100; minimum overall GPA of 2.0)
    *For students seeking CMGT minor P/C CMGT 3400 will be waived