Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

Construction Engineering (ABET Accredited)

Offering the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering

The Construction Engineering program is part of the Division of Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University. In this major the traditional areas of civil engineering and construction are combined to produce graduates who are able to work effectively in all aspects of the construction industry.

Accreditation

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Construction Engineering requires rigorous training in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of construction projects and the associated systems and resources. Graduates in the area of Construction Engineering will be required to master technical elements and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management, and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who will be able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of construction projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the construction industry.

Graduates can look forward to employment by construction companies; city and county construction departments; state and federal transportation organizations (such as the Georgia Department of Transportation); and civil engineering consulting and design firms. Graduates have the qualifications to enter careers in construction related fields as well, including construction engineering design, construction operations and management, construction planning and cost estimating. Typical job titles for graduates may include construction engineer, project engineer, project supervisor, construction manager, and design engineer.

The Construction Engineering curriculum offers a balance of course work in engineering analysis, engineering design, construction practice, and construction management. Graduates of the program are expected to be able to:

  • Create, design, analyze and improve construction processes, devices or systems.
  • Apply modern construction practices and materials to construction designs.
  • Apply and interpret appropriate software in developing construction engineering problems.
  • Be capable of professional registration nationwide.
  • Be capable of pursuing varied graduate education in engineering.
  • Recognize careers in the construction engineering field and be prepared for advancement in the industry.

Faculty:

Samuel Beadles, Professor and Department Chair

Sung-Hee Kim, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor

Wasim Barham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

M.A. Karim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Metin Oguzmert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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