2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Engineering Technology

Chairperson: Dr. Ray Diez
Office: Knoblauch Hall 135
Telephone: (309) 298-1091; Fax: (309) 298-1061
Website: wiu.edu/engrtech

Faculty: Diez, Drinka, Gravitt, Hall, Hunter, Kim, Liu, Obregon, Payne, J. Runquist, R. Runquist, Stone, Suter.

The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication. The Construction Management and Engineering Technology degree programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Graphic Communication degree program is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communication (ACCGC).

The degree in Construction Management is designed to educate students to apply advanced materials, construction, and design techniques as solutions to construction problems through the study of construction materials, estimating, surveying, construction management, and architectural drafting. The comprehensive curriculum combines technical education with instruction in current design and methods employed in the construction field. Students learn to organize the available workforce, materials, and equipment to design, manage, and support construction projects. Graduates are prepared to take a managerial/supervisory role in the processes involved in construction and to apply technology solutions to the problems that arise in this field. Additionally, specific objectives will include learning and developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that will be needed by successful construction managers working with technical applications.

The degree in Engineering Technology is designed to provide a challenging program in response to continuously changing and sophisticated technology and an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Students learn to organize the available workforce, materials, and equipment to design, construct, operate, maintain, and manage technical engineering projects. Immediately upon graduation, students are ready to take a managerial/supervisory role in the processes and activities required for an Engineering Technology career. Specific objectives of the program allow students to successfully apply technical solutions, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving strategies to technical applications and problems that challenge the industrial manager. The program also includes a strong foundation in business management principles and practices.

The degree in Graphic Communication is designed to educate students to apply advanced production and electronic media techniques as a means to create effective communication. The curriculum has a strong core foundation in the development of knowledge and skills associated with design fundamentals. The curriculum combines technical education with instruction in current design and management practices employed in the Graphic Communication field. Students learn to organize the available workforce, material, and equipment to design, print, manage, and maintain Graphic Communication projects. Immediately upon graduation, students are ready to take a functional role in the processes involved in Graphic Communication and to apply technical solutions to the problems that arise in this area. Additional specific objectives include learning and developing problem solving and critical thinking skills that will be needed by successful managers working with technical graphic applications.

The department offers minors in Construction Technology, Graphic Communication, Industrial Technology, and Manufacturing Technology.

GradTrac is available to Engineering Technology majors. See more information about GradTrac.

Honors Curriculum—Academically qualified students in this department are welcome to complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the one-hour honors colloquium (G H 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors. For more information about honors curricula see the Centennial Honors College page of the catalog or visit the Centennial Honors College website at wiu.edu/Honors.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science—Construction Management

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management must complete I, II, III, IV, and V below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 55 s.h.
    CSTM 132, 230, 232, 236, 260, 301, 310, 320, 334, 337, 430, 432, 433, 448, 460, 493†; ET 105
  3. Directed Electives: 6 s.h.
    Choose 15 s.h. from the following: CSTM 302, 336, 356, 440; ET 344, 345; FIN 321
  4. Other*: 23 s.h.
    ACCT 200: 3 s.h.
    ECON 100 or 231 or 232: 3 s.h.
    GEOL 110: 4 s.h.
    MATH 123; STAT 171: 6 s.h.
    MGT 349: 3 s.h.
    PHYS 150: 4 s.h.
  5. Open Electives: 6 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.

†CSTM 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*13 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Engineering Technology

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology must complete I, II, and III below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 54 s.h.
    ET 105, 207, 241, 261, 344, 345, 356, 367, 403, 446, 448, 468, 477, 481, 482, 493 (9 s.h.)†
  3. Other*
    CHEM 101: 4 s.h.
    CS 488: 3 s.h.
    ECON 100 or 231 or 232: 3 s.h.
    HRM 353: 3 s.h.
    MGT 349: 3 s.h.
    OM 352: 3 s.h.
    MATH 128, 129: 6 s.h.
    PHYS 114, 115: 8 s.h.
    STAT 171: 3 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.

†ET 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*13 s.h. may count toward the University General Education requirement.

Bachelor of Science—Graphic Communication

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication must complete I, II, III, IV, V, and VI below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 120 s.h.

  1. University General Education Curriculum Requirements: 43 s.h.
  2. Core Courses: 24 s.h.
    GCOM 211, 217, 312, 313, 417, 493†
  3. Directed Electives: 12 s.h.
    Choose 12 s.h. from the following: GCOM 111, 218, 314, 318, 412, 413, 414, 415, 419; Other GCOM/ET courses as pre-approved by academic advisor (maximum 3 s.h.)*
  4. Other
    GCOM 320; ENG 381: 6 s.h.
    Choose 6 s.h. from the following: ARTH 180; ARTS 101, 102, 140; COMM 130, 247, 356; IDT 205, 230, 240; JOUR 121, 331; MKTG 327, 331, 333, 335, 4176 s.h.
  5. Minor: 16–21 s.h.
  6. Open Electives: 8–13 s.h.

#The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) an intermediate foreign language requirement; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course; or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.

†GCOM 493 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) graduation requirement.

*See the Graphic Communication advisor for list of approved electives.

Minors

Minor in Construction Technology: 20 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 14 s.h.
    CSTM 132, 230, 232, 334, 448
  2. Choose 6 s.h. from the following: 6 s.h.
    CSTM 236, 260, 301, 302, 310, 336, 337, 356, 430, 432, 433, 440, 460; ET 105, 344
Minor in Graphic Communication: 21 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 6 s.h.
    GCOM 211, 217
  2. Choose 15 s.h. from the following: 15 s.h.
    GCOM 111, 218, 312, 313, 314, 318, 412, 413, 414, 415, 417, 419
Minor in Industrial Technology: 18 s.h.
  1. ET 105: 3 s.h.
  2. ET Electives in one area of specialization (drafting/design) as approved by the department academic advisor: 15 s.h.
Minor in Manufacturing Technology: 21 s.h.
  1. Required Courses: 9 s.h.
    ET 105, 241, 345
  2. Choose 12 s.h. from the following: 12 s.h.
    ET 207, 261, 344, 356, 367, 446, 455, 468, 477, 481, 482

Course Descriptions

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ET) Formerly MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (MET)

105 (Cross-listed with ENGR 105) Engineering Graphics. (3) An introduction to drafting including shape description, geometric construction, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, dimensioning, and applied descriptive geometry. Basic dimensioning, tolerancing, and pictorial drawings will be covered. An introduction to computer based drafting. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab. IAI: EGR 941; IND 911.

207 Geometric Modeling. (3) Principles and techniques of basic computer aided drafting and the application of software to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings and designs. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 207, 482, or ET 482. Prerequisite: ENGR/ET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

241 Manufacturing Processes. (3) An introduction to production processes in manufacturing industries. Laboratory assignments will involve processing plastic and composite materials, along with welding and casting of metals. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab. IAI: IND 913.

261 Machine Tool Production. (3) The theory and operation of machine tools and precision measuring instruments. Laboratory assignments will involve material removal processes. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

293 Industrial Work Experience. (1–3, repeatable to 3) This course will enable students to gain experience in manufacturing, construction, or graphic communication in a supervised and approved industrial environment. Written weekly reports, along with a final report, are required. Students will be under the general supervision of both the University instructor and the industrial supervisor. Evaluation of each student’s work will result from combined observations of all supervisors. This work experience will provide students an opportunity to apply basic industrial skills to the industrial work involved and enable them to better begin to understand the principles to be mastered for more advanced work. Completion of three 40-hour work weeks required for each semester hour of credit. Prerequisites: industrial technology major and permission of instructor.

344 Cost Reduction Practices. (3) A comprehensive study of non-value-added practices, their financial impact, and the techniques/tools used to reduce or eliminate them. Lean principles are emphasized including the identification of wasteful practices, where waste occurs, consequences of waste, and value. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 hrs. lect.

345 (Cross-listed with ENGR 345) Quality Engineering. (3) The study of statistical process control of manufacturing processes to include control charts, process capability studies, factorial designed experiments, and trouble shooting of processes. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 345. Prerequisite: junior standing. 3 hrs. lect. IAI: IND 914.

356 (Cross-listed with CSTM 356) Introduction to Power Systems. (3) A study of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems. Emphasis upon structural and behavioral characteristics of components used in the generation, transmission, and control of power systems used in contemporary industry. Not open to students with credit in CSTM 356. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 114 or 115 or 150 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

367 Computer Numerical Controlled Machining. (3) Introductory and advanced applications of numerically controlled machines. Laboratory experiments will include both off line and machine programming of CNC mills and lathes. Prerequisite: ET 261 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

403 Design and Prototype Development. (3) Engineering and technology research, design, and development strategies are emphasized to develop the creativity, critical thinking, and innovation skills necessary to generate new products, identify product ideas, and design, develop, test, analyze, and successfully fabricate a prototype. Prerequisites: ET 344 and ET 345, and senior standing; or consent of instructor.

407 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting. (3) The study of graphic presentation, using computer aided drafting and software to produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional industrial drawings and designs. Prerequisites: ET 207 and Industrial Technology minor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

443 Fire Protection Structure and Systems Design. (3) The principles of protection of the structure from fire involvement. Topics include empirical tests, prediction procedures, detection and suppression systems, sprinkler design, and recent innovations. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Open Learning Fire Service Program for inservice fire/safety personnel by the director of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach.

444 Fire Dynamics. (3) Fire dynamics is a study of fire propagation phenomenon in both fuel and air regulated phases, e.g., variables in pre- and post-flashover fire development, as well as geometric, material, gaseous, fluid flow, and thermodynamic parameters. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Open Learning Fire Service Program for inservice fire/safety personnel by the director of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach.

446 (Formerly ENGR 343) Material Science. (3) The study of metallurgy, plastics, and ceramics with emphasis on properties, structure, testing, and heat treatment for the design, manufacture, and failure analysis of materials. Stress, strain, and deformation tests will be included. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab. IAI: IND 912.

448 Industrial and Construction Occupational Safety and Health. (3) A study of the Federal OSHA Act as it applies to both industry and construction. Beyond federal regulations, the course includes accident prevention plans, safety education, and documentation preparation. 3 hrs. lect.

455 Engineering Technology Seminar. (1–3) Each offering provides students with an opportunity for intensive study in specialty topics reflective of the variety in Engineering Technology. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 s.h. Prerequisite: senior standing.

468 Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Machining. (3) The study and application of graphics and language based CAM systems for 2½D machining and 3D surfacing on numerically controlled machines, including cellular production team projects. Prerequisites: ET 207 and 367. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

477 Programmable Control and Data Acquisition. (3) A study of programmable logic and data acquisition control systems used to monitor and update facilities, machines, and equipment. Topics include signal conditioning; A-D conversions; decision models; ladder, state, and object oriented programming; data logging and differential control. Prerequisite: one of the following: CS 114, CS 211/212, CS 214, CS 225, CS 488, or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

481 Robotics Systems. (3) A comprehensive study of the mechanics, electronic, and computer technologies required to design and implement robotic systems. Prerequisites: PHYS 114; CS 114, CS 212, CS 214, CS 225, CS 488, or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

482 (Cross-listed with ENGR 482) Parametric Modeling. (3) The application of computer aided design techniques utilizing industrial software within a minicomputer and workstation environment. Not open to students with credit for ENGR 482. Prerequisite: ET 207. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

492 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Selection, exploration, and solution of a problem in an area of Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Prerequisites: senior college standing, 26 s.h. or ET coursework, and approval of department chairperson. GPA requirement of 2.50 in major.

493 Internship. (3–12 in 3-hour blocks, repeatable to 12) Off-campus work experience in manufacturing. Written weekly reports required. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. A maximum of 9 s.h. may be applied toward major requirements. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; prerequisites as related to the student’s technology option selected; ENG 280. A minimum GPA of 2.00, a minimum GPA of 2.00 from courses completed within the major, and approval of program coordinator. Graded S/U only.

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION (GCOM)

111 Graphic Communication Foundations. (3) Overview of the Graphic Communication Industry. Topics include the history and conventional techniques used in printing, hardware and software tools used in the industry, and basic principles and methods used in the creation of print and non-print-based layouts. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

211 Introduction to Graphic Communication. (3) A study of the Graphic Communication industries including composition, photoconversion, press work, and finishing operations. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

217 Electronic Desktop Publishing I. (3) A study of terms, programs, and equipment used in electronic desktop publishing. An introduction and exposure to a variety of electronic desktop publishing programs and tools. Emphasis is upon design, layout, and execution of techniques used in publishing. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

218 Interactive Media Production. (3) An introduction and overview of using web authoring and content management tools for developing and producing online content. Emphasis on understanding foundations, terminology, identifying webpage elements, and technical aspects for creating basic online interactive documents and presentations for web publishing. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

312 Color Image and Halftone Scanning. (3) The theory and practice of color, line, and halftone image scanning. Activities include: color separations, corrections, and working with halftones. Prerequisite: GCOM 211. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

313 Graphic Illustration. (3) A study of illustration software with emphasis upon operational skills and techniques used in creating two-dimensional and threedimensional illustrations. Prerequisites: GCOM 211 and basic typing skills. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

314 3D Print and Web Technologies. (3) Focus is on the creation of three-dimensional objects for a wide range of uses in industry. Topics include the use of animation and modeling for product visualization and multiple internet applications. Prerequisites: GCOM 217 and GCOM 218; or consent of instructor.

318 (Formerly GCOM 418) Graphic Presentations. (3) An exploration and construction at an intermediate level of complex documents and presentations for web publishing. Emphasis on the technical aspects of using advanced techniques, hardware, and web authoring software and content management tools toward developing effective interactive online environments. Prerequisite: GCOM 218. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

320 Professional Preparation in Graphic Communication. (3) This course will prepare and enable students to gain skills and experience with the professional internship search process for career success. Topics will include cover letters, resume preparation, networking, job searching, interviewing, professional business communications, presentation, correspondence, and portfolio development. Prerequisite: Graphic Communication major and sophomore standing. 3 hrs. lect.

412 Digital Image Manipulation. (3) The use of digital image manipulation equipment in creating special effect images. Emphasis will be placed upon advanced color theory, color separation, and digital enhancement. Prerequisite: GCOM 312. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

413 Packaging and Display Technologies. (3) An overview of packaging and display technologies. Emphasis on terminology, applications, processes, materials, and substrates, as well as conventional and digital technical aspects of creating basic packaging and point of purchase displays. Prerequisite: GCOM 313. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

414 Advanced Image Transfer and Printing Processes. (3) The study of advanced printing and image transfer systems and processes. Emphasis will be upon supervised experience in a Graphic Communication lab. Prerequisite: GCOM 313. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

415 Printing Production Management. (3) The study and application of estimation and production practices in the publishing industry. Emphasis will be on methods, planning, production, estimating, and techniques characteristic of the publishing industry. Prerequisite: GCOM 312. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

417 Electronic Desktop Publishing II. (3) Advanced work with electronic desktop publishing programs. Emphasis will be upon advanced design and layout techniques. Projects include multiple page documents, forms, booklets, and brochures. Integration of work from multiple software programs will also be stressed. Prerequisites: GCOM 217 and 313 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

419 On-Line Publishing. (3) The focus of this course is on website development. Topics will focus on HTML as well as a variety of WYSIWYG editors and hardware. Site planning and adding graphics and other media (video, animations, etc.) will also be discussed. Prerequisite: GCOM 318. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

455 Graphic Communication Seminar. (1–3) Each offering provides students with an opportunity for intensive study in specialty topics reflective of the variety in Graphic Communication. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 s.h. Prerequisite: GCOM 412.

492 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Selection, exploration, and solution of a problem in an area of Graphic Communication. Prerequisite: Senior college standing, 21 s.h. of GCOM coursework, and approval of department chairperson. GPA requirement of 2.50 in major.

493 Internship. (3–12 in 3-hour blocks, repeatable to 12) Off-campus work experience in Graphic Communication. Written weekly reports required. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. A maximum of 9 s.h. may be applied toward major requirements. Prerequisites: junior/ senior standing; prerequisites as related to the student’s technology option selected; ENG 280. A minimum GPA of 2.00, a minimum GPA of 2.00 from courses completed within the major, and approval of program coordinator. Graded S/U only.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT (CSTM)

132 Construction Laboratory. (2) Introduction to residential construction materials, methods, and systems including tools and equipment. 1 hr. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

230 Construction Documents and Plan Reading. (3) A comprehensive study of the common construction documents including plan reading methodologies, bid documents, addenda, and basic quantity take-off of construction materials.

232 Construction Systems. (3) Introduction to construction systems including the interrelationships between the elements of construction, basic graphical construction, and related fields. Prerequisite: CSTM 132. 3 hrs. lect.

236 Surveying for Construction. (3) An introduction to surveying methods used in the construction industry. Students will learn surveying techniques for roads and building sites. Conventional as well as electronic surveying equipment will be used. Not open to students with credit in AGTM 461. Prerequisite: MATH 123. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

260 Construction Statics and Strength of Materials. (3) A study of structural factors that influence the development of building design. Survey of statics and strength of materials with an introduction to structural planning and preliminary structural design for temporary structures related to Construction Management. Prerequisite: MATH 123 or higher. 3 hrs. lect.

301 Residential Architectural Design. (3) The study of residential architectural design including drawing setup, architectural programming, site plan, floor plan layouts, elevation, construction details, and 3D modeling using current industry software. Provides students with the foundational knowledge of blueprint creation for residential building construction projects. Prerequisite: ET 105. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

302 Commercial Architectural Design. (3) A study of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for commercial construction teaching students the basic skills to develop and use BIM on a project for construction planning, documents, cost estimating, and highquality 3D designs utilizing current industry software. Prerequisite: CSTM 301. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

310 Construction Scheduling. (3) A study of planning and scheduling practices used by the construction industry. Scheduling logic, productivity and durations, resource leveling, cost loading, critical path issues, and applications of computer software for the creation of construction project schedules are covered. Prerequisite: CSTM 334. 3 hrs. lect.

320 (Formerly ET 320) Professional Preparation in Engineering Technology. (2) This course will prepare and enable students to gain skills and experience with the professional internship search process and career success. Topics will include cover letters, resume preparation, networking, job searching, interviewing, professional business communications, presentation, and correspondence related to Engineering Technology. Prerequisite: Engineering Technology major and sophomore standing. 2 hrs. lect.

334 Construction Concepts. (3) An introductory study of concepts related to construction. Content includes foundations, wood framing, and light gauge and medium gauge steel framing. Prerequisite: CSTM 232. 3 hrs. lect.

336 Aggregate Based Materials. (3) A study of residential and commercial uses of aggregate materials as structural systems with a focus upon aggregate, Portland cement concrete, and asphalt cement concrete. Laboratory experiences include application techniques. Prerequisite: CSTM 334. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

337 Electrical and Mechanical Systems. (3) A study of electrical and mechanical systems. Content includes electrical, plumbing, and HVAC system design; lighting, acoustics systems selection, and utilization for energy conservation. Sustainable energy options and trends for all systems will also be introduced. Prerequisite: CSTM 334. 3 hrs. lect.

356 (Cross-listed with ET 356) Introduction to Power Systems. (3) A study of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic power systems. Emphasis upon structural and behavioral characteristics of components used in the generation, transmission, and control of power systems used in contemporary industry. Not open to students with credit in ET 356. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS 114 or 115 or 150 or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

430 Construction Estimating. (3) A study of construction industry estimating techniques and practices for both residential and commercial construction. Students will practice estimating with both simulation exercises and actual construction projects. Computer software will be utilized in this course. Prerequisite: CSTM 230, 301, or permission of instructor. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.

432 Construction Management. (3) A capstone course covering holistic construction planning and management techniques starting with project conception and site planning, financing and cost management, and project closeout issues. A course project will include bidding, scheduling, project management documents, and a professional proposal presentation. Prerequisites: CSTM 310, 430, and 433; or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

433 Legal Aspects of Construction. (3) A comprehensive review of legal aspects of construction for managers. Topics include contracts/agreements, liens, bonds, insurance, codes, certification, laws, and ethics. Prerequisite: CSTM 230 or permission of instructor.

440 Green and Sustainable Construction. (3) Comprehensive coverage of green and sustainable construction principles, materials, and methods. Sustainable construction rating systems will be discussed with the focus on LEED criteria. Prerequisite: 75 hours of completed college coursework or permission of instructor. 3 hrs. lect.

448 Construction Occupational Safety and Health. (3) A study of the Federal OSHA Act as it applies to the construction industry. Beyond federal regulations, the course includes accident prevention plans, safety education, and documentation preparation. 3 hrs. lect.

455 Construction Management Seminar. (1–3) Each offering provides students with an opportunity for intensive study in specialty topics reflective of the variety in Construction Management. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 s.h. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CSTM 430.

460 Soils and Foundations for Construction. (3) A course on basic principles of structural soils and structure foundations, soil classification implications, and applications for the construction industry. Prerequisite: CSTM 334. 3 hrs. lect.

492 Independent Study. (1–3, repeatable to 6) Selection and exploration of a specific area of Construction Management or planning issue, solution of a specific construction industry problem, in-depth study of specific areas of construction, or exploration and/ or achievement of a relevant professional certification. Prerequisite: Senior college standing, 21 s.h. of CSTM coursework, and approval of department chairperson. GPA requirement of 2.50 in major.

493 Internship. (3–12 in 3-hour blocks, repeatable to 12) Off-campus work experience in construction. Written weekly reports required. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course. Recommend completion before entering last term on campus. A maximum of 9 s.h. may be applied toward major requirements. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; prerequisites as related to the student’s technology option selected; ENG 280. A minimum GPA of 2.00, a minimum GPA of 2.00 from courses completed within the major, and approval of program coordinator. Graded S/U only.