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Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Bachelor of Science

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Program Intro

From large, general construction firms to small, specialized contractors, this major industry encompasses an array of roles, including materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, architects and engineers.

Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership

  • 95% of our students complete internships before graduation.
  • Nearly 100% of our students secure employment upon graduation – some with multiple job offers.
  • Our program is well known by industry and sought after by a variety of large to mid-sized companies such as Hasse Construction, Ujjama, Powers and Sons, FH Paschen and many, many more.
  • Our faculty have a wealth of real-world experience. They’re leaders in their disciplines and dedicated mentors who share both theoretical and hands-on engineering knowledge. As a complement to their expertise, an advisory committee of local business and industry leaders ensures that our program provides you with in-demand skills.

Program Educational Objective One

The program produces graduates that will grow as professionals after graduation to be effective as they advance within the field of construction and adapt to changing environments.

Program Educational Objective Two

The program produces graduates that will effectively lead, work and communicate in multidisciplinary environments in the construction industry and related fields.

Program Educational Objective Three

The program produces graduates that will demonstrate professionalism and ethics in making decisions in leadership and management roles in their discipline.

Program Educational Objective Four

The program produces graduates that will demonstrate professional competence in the application of technical standards and codes.

Graduates of the Construction Engineering & Management Technology program must demonstrate:


  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.


  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Curriculum Overview

From principles of construction to surveying and scheduling, our program provides a robust, real-world education.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Build a strong foundation with industry-specific introductory courses.

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Sample Courses

  • CEMT 17000 – Materials And Systems Of Construction
  • CEMT 11200 – Surveying Fundamentals

Dive deeper into your understanding of materials and systems.

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Sample Courses

  • CEMT 26001 – Strength Of Materials
  • CEMT 23000 – Mechanical And Electrical Systems

Explore the operational side of the construction engineering and management.

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Sample Courses

  • CEMT 34101 – Construction Operations
  • CEMT 45000 – Construction Scheduling

Grow your specialized knowledge with project-based learning.

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Sample Courses

  • CEMT 44500 – Construction Management I
  • CEMT 49000 – Senior Project


Leaders in business, industry and labor make up the Construction Engineering and Management Technology Program Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future workforce.

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Each year architectural, construction, consulting engineering, industrial, laboratory testing, materials supplier and surveying firms contact PNW seeking graduates for work in the Chicagoland region and across the country. This trend should continue;  statistics suggest the present enrollment of technicians and technologists will not meet the needs of this country for many years.

Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to get involved in clubs and associations like the Construction Club where students come together for competitions, volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity, and various building projects throughout the year.  This group is a great way to meet other fellow students and build your resume.

Career Paths

  • Construction Manager $80,100
  • Superintendent $83,700
  • Field Engineer $57,100
  • Estimator $74,600
  • Surveyor $58,000
  • CAD Drafters $52,700


  • Tunner Construction
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Arcelor Mittal USA
  • Rieth-Riley Construction Company


The Construction Engineering and Management Technology Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

When I started at PNW, most of my professional experience was in residential construction. I was looking to broaden my perspective of the construction industry and become more knowledgeable about engineering in construction. Having a stronger technical understanding of construction helps me be more confident in my decision making on the job.

Michael Hojjat – CEMT Alumni

I chose the construction engineering and management technology major due to the fact that I am a very hands on person and work well in leadership roles. I look forward to applying what I've learned from my time in the military and college in a satisfying career in the construction industry.

Kyle Harris – CEMT Alumni

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All my professors are super nice...they’re there to help you. All my teachers are super energetic because they want to do it, which makes it enjoyable.

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Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Meet the Faculty

Chandra Chandramouli

Chandramouli Viswanathan Chandramouli, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Construction Science and Organizational Leadership

Chandra is a Professor and Chair in the Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Department. His research and teaching focus is Hydraulics, Drainage, surveying & GIS

Ralph Ocon

Ralph Ocon, J.D.

Professor, Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Professor of Organizational Leadership & Supervision, with research and teaching focus in leadership education and training, diversity management and creative problem-solving.

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Cheng Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering and Management Technology

Cheng Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University in July 2017. Zhang’s overall research interest lies in the field of automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics techniques for improving infrastructure system resilience in the face of extreme events (e.g., crisis, turnarounds or natural hazards).

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