Why Study Construction Engineering and Management?
This major industry includes a variety of large general construction firms, small specialized contractors, materials suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and the design services of architects and engineers. The wide choice of career opportunities includes estimator, field superintendent, construction scheduler, expediter, project manager, survey crew chief, materials technician, architectural/civil draftsperson, and cost engineer.
Each year architectural, construction, consulting engineering, industrial, laboratory testing, materials supplier, and surveying firms contact Purdue Northwest seeking baccalaureate degree graduates for work in the Chicagoland Region and in other parts of the country. This trend should continue since there are statistics that the present enrollment of technicians and technologists will not meet the needs of this country for many years.
Why Choose Purdue Northwest?
The Faculty of the Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Department have a wealth of real world experience and are leaders in their respective disciplines. You will be mentored by experienced instructors and train in real-life laboratories and settings. You will gain a theoretical and hands-on understanding as to what it takes to succeed in a career in the construction industry.
Dr. Jay Lee, licensed professional engineer, earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University West Lafayette. Professor Lee has participated in numerous funded research projects for the Indiana Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration as a research assistant/associate, principal investigator, and consultant.
His recent project experience, developing a computer model for flood management, and research on urban drainage system, using embedded sensors and computer simulation, resulted in research papers, undergraduate research projects, and grant proposals.
Areas of Study
- Construction Manager $80,100
- Superintendent $83,700
- Field Engineer $57,100
- Estimator $74,600
- Surveyor $58,000
- CAD Drafters $52,700
The Construction Engineering & Management Technology (CEMT) Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.
Michael Hojjat – CEMT Alumni
“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. This program has helped me establish a strong foundation to build my career on.”
Where do our alums work?
- Tunner Construction
- Kiewit Corporation
- ArcelorMittal USA
- Rieth-Riley Construction Company
Industrial Advisory Committee
Leaders in business, industry, and labor make up the the Construction Engineering & Management Technology Program Industrial Advisory Committee. Members work closely with faculty and administration to prepare the community’s future work force.
- Charles R. Hutton Endowed Scholarship
- College of Technology Scholarship
- Crowel Construction Management & Engineering Technologies Scholarship
- Fred and Louise Rowley Scholarship
- Ryerson-Tull Merit Scholarship
- Sori Family Scholarship for Construction Technology
Labs & Facilities
Purdue Northwest Construction Organization
The mission of the PNW Construction Club is to provide students pursuing Construction Engineering and Management Technology (CEMT) or Civil Engineering degrees with valuable resources to attain employment and insight on new industry technologies through networking, seminars, and hands on experience.
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