John Wiggins, PE, Esq.
Room: GITC 2107
The construction industry is an interesting and dynamic career that combines the elements of technical knowledge, management skills and creativity to breathe life into a set of plans, turning them into a real structure. The Construction Manager needs the technical ability to successfully interface with design professionals such as architects and engineers as well as the management skills to work with the talented trades persons that perform the actual work of construction. These skills are acquired in the classroom as well as through internships and co-op education programs and in all phases of the construction industry such as building construction as well as heavy/highway and utility construction. These internship and co-op opportunities are supported by our industry partners.
The students in NJIT’s Construction Management Technology (CET) program acquire a broad set of management skills as well as business, management, communication, and technical knowledge in order to successfully enter the construction management field. Graduates of our program are successful contractors, construction managers, project executives, project managers and construction inspectors.
This program is not accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET). Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program (http://www.njit.edu/graduatestudies/program-options/bs-ms/index.php).
Entrance to the Program
Students may enter the program via one of two basic routes. They may enter the program in the freshman year or they may enter the program as a transfer student. The curriculum for those students wishing to enter the program as a freshman is shown below:
The Four Year Program
This degree prepares the student for a career in general construction, heavy highway/utility construction, building construction, mechanical and electrical contracting, specialty contracting and consulting. This degree also provides education and training for future careers in the construction industry as general contractor, construction executive, project manager, estimator, expediter, and other supervisory and managerial positions required to complete construction projects on time, on budget and of the desired quality. This option is not presently accredited by TAC of ABET.
Students who transfer to the junior year of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program specializing in Construction Management Technology, are expected to have completed their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or other institution with 64 hours of transferable credits.
They should have successfully completed most of the following courses or their equivalents:
- Mathematics (9 credits) including Calculus 1 and 2
- Science (8 credits): Physics I and II
- Computer Programming or Applications (2 credits)
- English (6 credits)
- Business / Management / Economics / History (6 credits)
- Physical Education (1 credit)
- Construction Sciences
- Engineering Graphics / CAD (4 credits)
- Surveying (4 credits)
- Other related courses (6 credits)
- Other courses (19 credits)
- Concentrations and Curricula
The Construction Management Technology program allows flexibility in the choice of technical and management electives (see Curriculum).
Suggested Management Electives:
- HRM 303 - Human Resources Management
- HRM 305 - Supervisor and Employee Relations
- HRM 310 - Managing Diversity in Organizations
- HRM 311 - Job and Work Environments
- MGMT 316 - Business Research Methods
- MGMT 480 – Managing Technology & Innovation
- MGMT 490 Managing Technologies and Innovation
- MGMT 491 – International Business
Suggested Technical Electives:
- MNET 416 – Production Scheduling
- MNET 420 – Quality Systems
- CE 342 – Geology
- CE 350 - Transportation Engineering
- CE 406 – Remote Sensing
- CE 450 – Urban Planning
- CE 465 – Green & Sustainable Civil Engineering
Minors are available in several programs of study:
- Computer Science which is offered by the CIS Department
- Professional Communications offered by the Humanities Department
- Business offered by the School of Management
The exact requirements for each of these programs are established by each of the departments offering the Minor. Students seeking information regarding the requirements for minors should consult that department. (see Curriculum)