About the Major

A construction engineering management technology (CEMT) degree combines necessary skills from three core fields—engineering, construction science, and management—all necessary to successfully manage construction projects. In particular, the degree will further your knowledge in construction management, project controls, construction contract administration, field operations, economics, construction law, business management, and communication. Students are encouraged to complete the degree while working in construction-related employment, and an internship experience is required.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: collaboration, project management, cost and product estimation, decision-making and leadership skills, compliance with regulations, and analytical and time-management skills.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Civil engineering drafting
  • Construction material and systems
  • Construction field operations
  • Construction cost and bidding
  • Construction law and ethics
  • Construction scheduling

Possible Careers

  • Project managers
  • Construction manager
  • Field superintendents
  • Corporate safety director
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler

Where could I work?

  • Cityscape Residential
  • Duke Energy
  • HNTB Corporation
  • Pepper Construction Group
  • Rieth-Riley Construction Inc.
  • Shiel Sexton
  • Westport Homes

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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