Construction Management Engineering Technology (BS)

Application Code: 
Degree Received: 
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Academic Department Info: 

The program has a series of technical courses designed to familiarize the graduate with all aspects of construction management; a series of related courses in math, science, and several business courses which give the graduate a broad-based education that will provide the skills needed in a leadership role in today's construction business.

Students from the CMET programs won the 2000 Associated Schools of Construction Northeast Regional Heavy/Highway Construction Management Competition. Alfred State students compete annually against other colleges in the northeast that have construction management programs.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the construction management engineering technology program. See laptop specifications.

Students can compete for scholarships given by the Associated General Contractors of New York.

Seniors in the BS program are required to take the Certified Professional Construction Level I exam prior to graduation.

Department Assessment Documents

Annual Reports

CET 632 Annual Assessment Plan & Report AY12-13

Curric CodePSLOs
PSLO MapsAssessment PlanAssessment of Major

Program Education Objectives

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The construction management engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  1. Write, read, and orally present technical reports, letters, and projects that meet the standards of the profession;
  2. Understand and are able to complete various activities related to construction such as interpret construction documents, draw plans using computer-aided drafting, complete an estimate, mange project activities, and be able to technically review construction materials used on the project;
  3. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, continued formal education as well as lifelong learning;
  4. Analyze and synthesize using industry standard software estimates, schedules, and project administration data;
  5. Successfully interact with clients, owners, co-workers, government agencies, and other construction-related entities;
  6. Manage multidisciplinary teams in order to successfully complete a project.

Work Experience

Students typically gain work experience through summer employment with construction companies.

Student Learning Outcomes: 
  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadlydefined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations: 

Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21.
Recommended: Physics


acce logoAmerican Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North Loop Road 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232.

Features & Facilities: 
  • Construction Management
  • Project Planning
  • Estimating
  • Project Administration
  • Simulated CM office environment with computers and digitizers to support Timberline, Expedition, and Primavera software
  • Program includes classes in the business area
Career Opportunities: 
  • Project Manager
  • Estimator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Planner
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Plant Manager
  • Construction Equipment Sales
  • Materials Sales
  • Facilities Management
Typical Semester Layout: 

A typical day includes 60 percent lecture and 40 percent lab. Lab uses the computer to support problem solving, estimating, project planning, and project administration.

First Semestercredits
COMP1503Freshman Composition3
CIVL1011Civil AutoCAD1
CIVL1204Surveying I4
CIVL1013Portland Cement Conc3
CIVL1182Civil Tech Graphics2
MATH1033College Algebra3
Second Semestercredits
CIVL2154Qual Control of Mat4
CIVL2204Surveying II4
PHYS1024General Physics I4
MATH2043College Trigonometry3
LITR2603Introduction to Literature3
Third Semestercredits
CIVL3554Comm Bldg4
CIVL4104Structural Design4
PHYS2023General Physics II3
MATH1063 Technical Calculus I3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Fourth Semestercredits
CIVL4144Construction Mgmt4
CIVL7104Land Development4
CIVL6113Environmental Engr Tech3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Fifth Semestercredits
SPCH1083Effective Speaking3
ECON1013Principles of Economics I3
COMP5703Technical Writing II3
CIVL 7213Construction Systems3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Sixth Semestercredits
CHEM5013Applied Chemical Principles3
CIVL6123Mechanical Systems3
CIVL6214Advanced Estimating4
CIVL6212Construction Safety2
ACCT5043Accounting Perspectives3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
Seventh Semestercredits
MATH1123Statistics I3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective3
CIVL7223Construction Project Planning3
TMGT7153Prin of Management3
MATH7113Economic Analysis for ET3
Eighth Semestercredits
BUAD7273Organizational Behavior3
CIVL8123Construction Project Administration3
BUAD3043Business Law I3
CIVL5213Foundations & Concrete Construction3
 xxx3Gen Education Elective-Upper3

*If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Also required: One unit of physical education.

Must meet seven of the 10 General Education areas.

Enrollment and Graduation Rates: 
Enrollment% Graduated in Four Years% Graduated in Six Years
Employment and Transfer Rate: 
Employment and Transfer Survey Details: 
Survey Details201120122013
Receiving Degrees242930
Responding to Survey19 (79%)17 (59%)23 (77%)
Employed16 (84%)15 (88%)23 (100%)
Employed in Field16 (100%)15 (100%)22 (96%)
Transferred3 (16%)2 (12%)--
Unemployed & Seeking Employment------
Unemployed & Not Seeking Employment------
Employment and Transfer Salary Information: 

Less than $20,000 (1)
$30,000 - $39,999 (1)
$40,000 - $49,999 (9)
Prefer not to disclose (12)