Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering

ETAS, Room 203, (501) 569-8133, (501) 569-8341 (fax) | ualr.edu/constructionmanagement

Chairperson:
Tramel, Mike

Coordinator of Undergraduate Construction Management Programs:
Bray, Hank

Coordinator of Graduate Construction Management Program:
Carr, Jim

Coordinator of Architectural, Civil, and Construction Engineering Programs:
Jovanovic, Nick

Coordinator of Environmental Engineering Programs:
Thomas, Lashun

Professors:
Blacklock, Jim
Bray, Hank
Carr, Jim
Jovanovic, Nick
Tramel, Mike

Associate Professors:
Akhnoukh, Amin
Ray, Chris

Assistant Professors:
Manry, David
Thomas, Lashun

Senior Instructor:
Woodard, John

Advanced Instructor:
Squires, Mark

Adjunct Instructors:
Beavers, Lanny
Gursoy, Gozde
Hart, Robert
McKenney, Christopher
Tiner, Nicci

Laboratory Specialist and Lecturer:
Blackmon, Larry

Administrative Assistant:
Wood, Jana

Construction, our nation’s largest industry, encompasses the residential sector, commercial and retail buildings, office and high-rise structures, major industrial and process complexes, and engineering infrastructure such as highways, dams, bridges, airports, and seaports. The complexity of projects demands that professional constructors and engineers possess detailed knowledge of the many aspects of the industry to effectively lead and manage the design and construction processes.

The construction-related programs provide curricula that equip for a wide range of design, managerial, and supervisory roles within this multi-faceted, dynamic industry. Technological, computer, and software orientation assist our graduates to develop into contributing members of the architectural, engineering, and construction industry with high paying entry level jobs. There are substantial opportunities for rapid advancement and salary increases with experience in the industry.

Career opportunities for our graduates can be found with general and specialty contractors, architectural and engineering design firms, testing laboratories, government agencies, financial institutions, insurance and surety companies, and manufacturers of construction equipment and products. The courses provide an in-depth study of construction management, construction science, engineering science, engineering design, business, mathematics, and sciences. Extensive applications with construction and engineering computer software and hardware emphasize the most current technologies used by industry.

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General Information

Degrees Offered

Minor in Construction Management

The minor in construction management is available to all UA Little Rock students who want to learn about construction materials, methods, and management. Students are required to take eighteen credit hours of approved CNMG courses.


Admission Policy

After admission to UA Little Rock, any student may declare a major or minor in construction management. Admission to one of the department’s engineering majors requires readiness to take Calculus I and General Chemistry. Students may be provisionally admitted into one of the engineering majors before this, but they may require more than four years to complete the degree requirements.


Contact Information

To discuss either of the undergraduate construction management programs, students should visit Hank Bray in ETAS 202H, call (501) 569-8133, or send e-mail to hgbray@ualr.edu.

To discuss either of the construction engineering programs, students should visit Nick Jovanovic in ETAS 202F, call (501) 569-8226, or send e-mail to nsjovanovic@ualr.edu.

To discuss the environmental engineering program, students should visit Lashun Thomas in ETAS 202I, call (501) 569-8296, or send e-mail to lkthomas2@ualr.edu.

To discuss the graduate program in construction management, students should visit Jim Carr in ETAS 202E, call (501) 569-8065, or send e-mail to jkcarr1@ualr.edu.


Work Experience Requirement

All Bachelor of Science students in the department are required to complete a minimum of 800 contact hours of practical work experience in an approved construction- or engineering-related activity. This stipulation provides the graduate with valuable industry experience and insights and is part of the educational process.


Accreditation

The four-year baccalaureate construction management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the national accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate programs in construction education. Accreditation is a means for recognizing educational institutions that achieve and maintain a level of performance, integrity, and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public they serve. The UA Little Rock construction management program is the only such accredited program in the University of Arkansas system.

The two-year associate’s degree program in construction science is not accredited.

The four-year baccalaureate civil and construction engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

A new engineering program cannot seek accreditation until at least one student has graduated from the program. As new programs, the four-year baccalaureate degree programs in architectural and construction engineering and in environmental engineering are not accredited.

Student Activities

The UA Little Rock construction management program has five student chapters and one honor society for student involvement. The student chapters are affiliated with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The Arkansas chapter of each association sponsors the student chapters and provides opportunities for students to interact and network with members of their organizations. Special student membership is also available with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and the International Code Council (ICC).Students who meet the requirements can become members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Honor Society for Leaders in Construction. The UA Little Rock construction management program is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and participates in the ASC regional construction management competitions. Selected students can also compete in the sponsoring student chapter construction management competitions for ABC, AGC, and FPS.

Engineering students have the opportunity to become involved with several engineering organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Engineering students can participate in regional and national student competitions, such as the Steel Bridge Competition, the Concrete Canoe Competition, the Big Beam Contest, and the Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.


Associate of Science in Construction Science

The associate of science construction science program prepares students to work in the construction industry and continue their studies seamlessly in the baccalaureate construction management program.

A minor is not required. Students seeking an Associate of Science in Construction Management degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required CNMG courses).

General: 63 total hours, including 20 hours above the freshman level, and 15 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-1 hour)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See First-Year Colloquium Section for details)
CNMG 1101 First Year Colloquium in Construction(1)

(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101 and CNMG 1201, at the discretion of the program coordinator.

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Humanities, Social Sciences, Oral Communication, or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

Major Requirements (27 credit hours)
Business/Construction Electives (6 hours)

Any six hours of ACCT, BINS, CNMG, ECON, FINC, IBUS, MGMT, or MKTG courses

Construction Core (12 credit hours)

CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction (1)
CNMG 1201 The Construction Industry(1)
CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications
CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods
CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101 and CNMG 1201, at the discretion of the program coordinator.

Construction Electives (9 credit hours)

Any nine hours of CNMG courses

Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 60 minimum total hours, 20 hours above the freshman level, and/or 15 hours in residence.


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

The construction management program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that builds upon construction methods, engineering techniques, and business courses offered in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology and the College of Business. The integrated curriculum provides a foundation for the capstone courses offered in the senior year and the required passage of the Associate Constructor (AC) examination.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required CNMG courses), and also must pass the Associate Constructor (AC) examination.

General: 123 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-1 hour)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See First-Year Colloquium Section for details)
CNMG 1101 First Year Colloquium in Construction(1)

(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101 and CNMG 1201, at the discretion of the program coordinator.

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Humanities, Social Sciences, Oral Communication, or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

Major (88 hours)
Communications (9 hours—0 hours beyond the General Education Requirements)

RHET 1311 Composition I
RHET 1312 Composition II
ACOM 1300 Applied Communication
or CNMG 1385 Infrastructure, Environment, and Society

Business (12 hours—9 hours beyond the General Education Requirements**)

**ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I or another accounting course.
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics or another economics course.
**MGMT 3300 Principles of Management or another management course.
**MGMT 4391 Employment Law
or MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business or another business law course.

Mathematics and Science (17 hours—6 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)

MATH 1302 College Algebra
or MATH 1401 Precalculus
**MATH 1303 Trigonometry
or MATH 1401 Precalculus
**Math elective (3 hours)
MATH 1311 Applied Calculus I
or MATH 1342 Business Calculus
or MATH 1451 Calculus I
or PSYC 2340 Statistics and Methods I
or STAT 2350 Introduction to Statistical Methods or another math course beyond college algebra and trig.

Physical Science electives (8 hours)

Any two CHEM, ERSC, or PHYS core courses, including associated lab courses

Construction and Engineering (64 credit hours)

CNMG 1085 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Seminar (each semester)
CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction(1)
CNMG 1201 The Construction Industry(1)
CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications
CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods
CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
CNMG 2316 Construction Surveying with Lab
CNMG 2318 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
CNMG 2333 Statics and Strength of Materials
CNMG 3195 Community Service Projects
CNMG 3321 Steel Construction
CNMG 3322 Concrete Construction
CNMG 3327 Field Engineering and Construction Equipment
CNMG 3339 Estimating I
CNMG 3347 Engineering Soil Mechanics with Lab
CNMG 4145 Professional Constructor Certification
CNMG 4245 Construction Management Capstone
CNMG 4310 Construction Financial Management
CNMG 4311 Estimating II
CNMG 4318 Advanced BIM
CNMG 4323 Construction Administration
CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
CNMG 4342 Construction Safety
CNMG 4361 Green Construction

(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101 and CNMG 1201, at the discretion of the program coordinator.

Business Elective (3 hours)

Any 3 additional hours of ACCT, BINS, ECON, FINC, IBUS, MGMT, or MKTG courses

Computing Requirement (3 hours)

BINS 1310 Fundamentals of Information Technology
or CPSC 1370 Computer Literacy or another computer literacy course.

Construction Elective (3 hours)

Any 3 additional hours of CNMG courses or any courses approved by the program coordinator.

Professional Requirements
  • Pass the American Institute of Construction (AIC) Associate Constructor (AC) Examination.
  • Document at least 800 hours of practical work experience in approved engineering- or construction-related activities, such as student competitions, part-time or full-time employment, internships, cooperative education, community service learning projects, or prior experience.
Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Construction Management Program
The goals of the construction management program are to:Prepare students for successful careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.

  • Prepare students for successful careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable construction management services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The educational objectives of the construction management program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Rapidly become certified Construction Managers-In-Training (CMIT) and/or certified Associate Constructors (AC) employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in construction management, building construction, business, law, etc.
  2. Become Certified Construction Managers (CCM) and/or Certified Professional Constructors (CPC) after gaining the required professional experience and the requisite knowledge to pass the certification exams.
  3. Engage in lifelong learning, through on-the-job training, participation in professional societies, additional formal education, continuing education and professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the-art knowledge to build safe and effective buildings and infrastructure and/or provide high quality service to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The construction management program will produce graduates who have:

a)    an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and applied and/or natural sciences to areas relevant to the discipline
b)    an ability to design and conduct experiments, or test hypotheses, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c)    an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
d)    an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e)    an ability to identify and solve technical or scientific problems
f)    an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g)    an ability to communicate effectively
h)    the broad education necessary to understand the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in a global and societal context
i)    a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j)    knowledge of contemporary issues
k)    an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
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Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering

The civil and construction engineering program focuses on structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and construction engineering. However, the program also exposes students to other major areas of civil engineering, including materials engineering, water resources engineering, highway engineering, and surveying.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering degree must pass each CNMG course with a grade of C or greater, must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required MATH, STAT, CHEM, ERSC, PHYS, CNMG and SYEN courses), and also must pass both the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Associate Constructor (AC) examinations.

General:128 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence.

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit. (See First-Year Colloquium Section for details)
CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
or any other FYC course

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Additional Mathematics/Sciences (3 hours)

Second Language Proficiency (none required)
Major (93 hours)
Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the General Education Requirements)

ARHA 2306 Introduction to Architecture
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 2321 Ethics and Society: Professional Applications
POLS 1310 American National Government

Mathematics and Science (32 credit hours—18 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)

CHEM 1406 General Chemistry for Engineers
or CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
**ERSC 4371 Engineering Geology
or ERSC 1302/1102 Physical Geology/Lab
or ERSC 1304/1104 Earth and the Environment/Lab
**ERSC 4372 Surface Water Hydrology
or ERSC 4473 Hydrogeology
MATH 1451 Calculus I (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core) MATH 1452 Calculus II (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core) **MATH 2453 Calculus III
**MATH 3322 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHYS 2321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab
**STAT 3352 Applied Statistics I

Engineering and Construction (75 credit hours)

CNMG 1085 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Seminar (each semester)
CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications
CNMG 1385 Infrastructure, Environment, and Society
CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods
CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
CNMG 2316 Construction Surveying with Lab
CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics
CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy
CNMG 3312 Engineering Structural Analysis
CNMG 3313 Civil Engineering Materials with Lab
CNMG 3327 Field Engineering and Construction Equipment
CNMG 3339 Estimating I
CNMG 3347 Engineering Soil Mechanics with Lab
CNMG 3357 Introduction to Environmental Engineering with Lab
CNMG 3374 Hydraulic Engineering with Lab
CNMG 3376 Engineering Structural Mechanics
CNMG 4321 Reinforced Concrete Design
CNMG 4323 Construction Administration
CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
CNMG 4342 Construction Safety
CNMG 4351 Foundation Design
CNMG 4354 Highway Engineering
CNMG 4357 Water and Wastewater Engineering
CNMG 4371 Structural Steel Design
CNMG 4185 Professional Engineering Seminar
CNMG 4285 Engineering Design Project

Professional Requirements
  • Pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.
  • Pass the American Institute of Construction (AIC) Associate Constructor (AC) Examination.
  • Document at least 800 hours of practical work experience in approved construction-related activities, such as student
Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Civil and Construction Engineering Program

The goals of the construction management program are to:

  • Prepare students for successful engineering or management careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable civil and construction engineering and managerial services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The educational objectives of the civil and construction engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • Rapidly become certified Engineer Interns (EI) and Associate Constructors (AC) employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in engineering, business, law, architecture, etc.
  • Become licensed Professional Engineers (PE) and/or Certified Professional Constructors (CPC) after gaining the required professional experience and the requisite knowledge to pass the licensing and/or certification exams.
  • Engage in lifelong learning, through on-the-job training, participation in professional societies, additional formal education, continuing education and professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the-art knowledge to design and build safe and effective buildings and infrastructure and/or provide high quality service to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The civil and construction engineering program will produce graduates who have:

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. An ability to communicate effectively.
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Bachelor of Science in Architectural and Construction Engineering

The architectural and construction engineering program focuses on structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and construction engineering, in the context of integrated building system design and construction. The program also introduces students to architectural history and design principles.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Architectural and Construction Engineering degree must pass each CNMG course with a grade of C or greater, must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required MATH, STAT, CHEM, ERSC, PHYS, CNMG, and SYEN courses), and also must pass both the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and the Associate Constructor (AC) examinations.

General: 128 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.
CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
or any other FYC Course

UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Additional Math and Science (3 hours)

Major Requirements (93 credit hours)
Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the General Education Requirements)

ARHA 2306 Introduction to Architecture
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 2321 Ethics and Society: Professional Applications
POLS 1310 American National Government

Mathematics and Science (32 credit hours—18 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)

CHEM 1406 General Chemistry for Engineers
or CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
**ERSC 4371 Engineering Geology
or ERSC 1302/1102 Physical Geology/Lab

or ERSC 1304/1104 Earth and the Environment/La
MATH 1451 Calculus I (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core)
MATH 1452 Calculus II (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core)
**MATH 2453 Calculus III
**MATH 3322 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHYS 2321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab
**PHYS 2322 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
**STAT 3352 Applied Statistics I

Engineering and Construction (72 credit hours)

CNMG 1085 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Seminar (each semester)
CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications
CNMG 1313 Civil Engineering Materials with Lab
CNMG 1385 Infrastructure, Environment, and Society
CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods
CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics
CNMG 2385 Architectural History and Design
CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy
CNMG 3312 Engineering Structural Analysis
CNMG 3327 Field Engineering and Construction Equipment
CNMG 3339 Estimating I
CNMG 3347 Engineering Soil Mechanics with Lab
CNMG 3374 Hydraulic Engineering with Lab
CNMG 3376 Engineering Structural Mechanics
CNMG 3378 Engineering Thermodynamics
CNMG 4321 Reinforced Concrete Design
CNMG 4323 Construction Administration
CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
CNMG 4342 Construction Safety
CNMG 4351 Foundation Design
CNMG 4371 Structural Steel Design
CNMG 4380 HVACR Engineering Fundamentals
CNMG 4185 Professional Engineering Seminar
CNMG 4285 Engineering Design Project
SYEN 2315 Circuits and Systems

Engineering Elective (3 hours)

Any 3 hours of engineering courses approved by the program coordinator.

Professional Requirements
  • Pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.
  • Pass the American Institute of Construction (AIC) Associate Constructor (AC) Examination.
  • Document at least 800 hours of practical work experience in approved engineering- or construction-related activities, such as student competitions, part-time or full-time employment, internships, cooperative education, community service learning projects, or prior experience.
Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Architectural and Construction Engineering Program

The goals of the architectural and construction engineering program are to:

  • Prepare students for successful engineering or management careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable architectural and construction engineering and managerial services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The educational objectives of the architectural and construction engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • Rapidly become certified Engineer Interns (EI) and Associate Constructors (AC) employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in engineering, business, law, architecture, etc.
  • Become licensed Professional Engineers (PE) and/or Certified Professional Constructors (CPC) after gaining the required professional experience and the requisite knowledge to pass the licensing and/or certification exams.
  • Engage in lifelong learning, through on-the-job training, participation in professional societies, additional formal education, continuing education and professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the-art knowledge to design and build safe and effective buildings and/or provide high quality service to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The architectural and construction engineering program will produce graduates who have:

a.    An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
b.    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
c.    An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
d.    An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e.    An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.    An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.    An ability to communicate effectively.
h.    The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i.    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j.    A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering program focuses on the transport and fate of chemical species in air, water, and soil. For example, environmental engineers design air pollution control devices, water and wastewater treatment plants, and solid waste management systems.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree must pass each CNMG course with a grade of C or greater, must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the major (all required MATH, STAT, BIOL, CHEM, ERSC, PHYS, and CNMG courses), and also must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

General: 128 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-1 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.
CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
Additional Math and Science (3 hours)

Major Requirements (93 credit hours)
Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the General Education Requirements)

ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 2321 Ethics and Society: Professional Applications
POLS 1310 American National Government

Mathematics and Science (59 credit hours—45 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)

BIOL 1400 Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
**BIOL 2401 Microbiology
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
**CHEM 1403 General Chemistry II
**CHEM 2310 Analytical Chemistry I
**CHEM 3150 General Organic Chemistry I Lab
**CHEM 3350 General Organic Chemistry I
**ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Lab
ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
**ERSC 4372 Surface Water Hydrology
**ERSC 4473 Hydrogeology
MATH 1451 Calculus I (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core)
**MATH 1452 Calculus II
**MATH 2453 Calculus III
**MATH 3322 Introduction to Differential Equations
**PHYS 2321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
**PHYS 2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab
**STAT 3352 Applied Statistics I
**Environmental Science Elective
**CHEM 4342 Environmental Chemistry
or **ERSC 4322 Environmental Geology

Engineering (48 credit hours)

CNMG 1085 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Seminar (each semester)
CNMG 1385 Infrastructure, Environment, and Society
CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics
CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy
CNMG 3313 Civil Engineering Materials with Lab
CNMG 3347 Engineering Soil Mechanics with Lab
CNMG 3357 Introduction to Environmental Engineering with Lab
CNMG 3374 Hydraulic Engineering with Lab
CNMG 3376 Engineering Structural Mechanics
CNMG 3378 Engineering Thermodynamics
CNMG 4357 Water and Wastewater Engineering
CNMG 4362 Water Resources Engineering
CNMG 4364 Air Pollution Engineering
CNMG 4366 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
CNMG 4368 Environmental Risk Assessment
CNMG 4369 Soil and Groundwater Remediation
CNMG 4185 Professional Engineering Seminar
CNMG 4285 Engineering Design Project

Professional Requirements
  • Pass the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination.
  • Document at least 800 hours of practical work experience in approved engineering- or construction-related activities,such as student competitions, part-time or full-time employment, internships, cooperative education, community service learning projects, or prior experience.
Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30 hours in residence.


Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Environmental Engineering Program

The goals of the program are to:

  • Prepare students for successful careers in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable environmental and civil engineering services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

ABET Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. These objectives must be consistent with the mission of the institution, the needs of the program’s various constituencies, and the ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs. They must be reviewed and revised periodically, through a process that involves the program’s constituencies.

The objectives of the program are to produce engineering graduates who:

  • Are certified Engineering Interns (EI) employed in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or related fields or are pursuing graduate or professional education in engineering, medicine, business, law, etc.
  • Become licensed Professional Engineers (PE) and Board Certified Environmental Engineers (BCEE) after gaining the required professional experience and the additional requisite knowledge to pass the licensing and certification exams.
  • Engage in lifelong learning, e.g., through additional formal education, continuing education, professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the art knowledge to design safe and effective environmental systems and programs and to provide high quality services to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

ABET Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

The environmental engineering program will produce graduates who have:

a.    An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
b.    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
c.    An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and
d.    An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e.    An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.    An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.    An ability to communicate effectively.
h.    The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i.    A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j.    A knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Bachelor of Professional Studies – Construction Concentration

The professional studies program is an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree program that develops communication and management skills and provides basic knowledge in the field of construction.

A minor is not required. Students seeking a Bachelor of Professional Studies—Construction Concentration degree must achieve at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) in the concentration (all required CNMG courses).

General: 120 total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-1 hour)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.
CNMG 1101 First Year Colloquium in Construction(1)
(1) Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and other students with more than 12 hours of prior college work may substitute a CNMG elective for CNMG 1101 and CNMG 1201, at the discretion of the program coordinator.

UA Little Rock General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
UA Little Rock Standard Core (29 hours)

Communication-Written (6 hours)
History of Civilization (3 hours)
U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
Fine Arts (3 hours)
Humanities (3 hours)
Social Sciences (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)

EIT College Core (6 hours)

Mathematics (3 hours)
ACOM 1300 Applied Communication (3 hours)

Major (39 hours)
BPS Professional Core (15 hours)

MGMT 3300 Principles of Management
MGMT 3320 Human Resources Management
MGMT 3340 Managing People in Organizations
RHET 3316 Writing for the Workplace
ACOM 3320 Advanced Public Speaking

BPS Core Electives (6 hours – select from the following)

ITEC 3610 Introduction to Information Technology and Applications
PSYC 3370 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 4325 Personnel Psychology
PSYC 4363 Organizational Psychology
RHET 3301 Editing for Use and Style
RHET 3315 Persuasive Writing
ACOM 3330 Professional Communication
ACOM 3340 Communication Ethics for the Professional
SOCI 3330 Racial and Minority Groups
SOCI 3334 Social Problems
SOCI 4365 Sociology of Organizations

Construction Concentration (18 credit hours)
Required Construction Courses (12 hours)

CNMG 1305 Drawings and Specifications
CNMG 2313 Construction Materials and Methods
CNMG 2314 Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
CNMG 2318 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Construction Electives (6 hours – select from the following)
CNMG 3321 Steel Construction
CNMG 3327 Field Engineering and Construction Equipment
CNMG 3339 Estimating I

CNMG 4310 Construction Financial Management
CNMG 4311 Estimating II
CNMG 4318 Advanced BIM
CNMG 4323 Construction Administration
CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
CNMG 4342 Construction Safety

Minor (none required)
Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours, 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), or 30 hours in residence.

Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Professional Studies – Construction Concentration Program

The goals of the professional studies – construction concentration program are to:

  • Prepare students for successful careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry or related fields.
  • Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable construction services immediately after graduation.
  • Encourage the growth of knowledge-based industry and stimulate economic growth in Arkansas.

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies. The educational objectives of the professional studies – construction concentration program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Rapidly become employed in architecture, engineering, construction, or related fields or pursuing graduate or professional education in construction management, building construction, business, law, etc.
  2. Engage in lifelong learning, through on-the-job training, participation in professional societies, additional formal education, continuing education and professional development, research, and self-study, in order to use state-of-the-art knowledge to build safe and effective buildings and infrastructure and/or provide high quality service to the general public, employers, clients, and other professionals.

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The professional studies – construction concentration program will produce graduates who have:

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and applied and/or natural sciences to areas relevant to the
b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, or test hypotheses, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c) an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e) an ability to identify and solve technical or scientific problems
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) an ability to communicate effectively
h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in a global and societal context
i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) knowledge of contemporary issues
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Courses in Construction and Civil Construction Engineering