The Bachelor of Science Degree in SDCET requires a minimum of 125 credits with cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Construction Engineering Technology Program Criteria.
Entrance to Major (ETM)
Entrance into the SDCET major requires a third-semester classification (29.1 - 44.0 credits) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Degree Program Options
Construction Management (CM)
The CM option prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in management within the construction industry. This option provides students with additional knowledge to organize and manage people, materials, and processes of construction, utilizing the latest technologies within the industry. The option requires courses in Planning and Scheduling, Construction Management II, Fundamentals of HVAC, Business, and the Construction Management Capstone Project, which integrates major courses with a construction management focus.
Structural Design (SD)
The SD option prepares students for a promising career in the engineering world. This option provides students with additional knowledge to analyze or design various structural systems based on the current standards of practice. The option courses include: Advanced Structural Analysis, Advanced Structural Design, Dynamics, Fluid Flow, and the Structural Design Capstone Project.
General Option (G)
The general option is not focused in a specified area; students broaden their knowledge in both the structural design and construction management areas beyond the core curriculum. The option courses include: Advanced Structural Analysis, Advanced Structural Design, Planning and Scheduling, Construction Management II, Fundamentals of HVAC, Fluid Flow, and either the Structural Design or Construction Management Capstone Project.
Students interested in graduate studies may pursue a Master of Engineering in Engineering Science. The program is designed to provide a broad, advanced education in the engineering sciences with some specialization permitted in the area of the student's major interest. It is offered specifically to permit practicing engineers to pursue advanced studies through evening classes while in full-time employment in industry.
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