Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering

General Information | Degree Requirements | Courses in Construction and Civil Construction Engineering

ETAS, Room 203, (501) 569-8133, (501) 569-8341 (fax), View/Download PDF Version

Chairperson and Coordinator of Undergraduate Construction Management Programs:
Tramel, Michael

Coordinator of Graduate Construction Management Programs:
Carr, Jim

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

Course Schedule Coordinator:
Ray, Chris

Professors:
Blacklock, James
Carr, James K.
Tramel, Michael

Associate Professors:
Akhnoukh, Amin
Bray, Hollis
Jovanovic, Nickolas
Ray, Chris

Assistant Professors:
Thomas, Lashun

Senior Instructor:
Woodard, John

Advanced Instructor:
Squires, Mark

Adjunct Instructors:
Gram, Robert
Gursoy, Gozde
Hart, Robert
Mantione, Donna
McKenney, Christopher
Murray, James
Wright, Teresa

Laboratory Specialist and Lecturer:
Blackmon, Larry

Administrative Assistant:
Bates Slaughter, Sandra

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.

UALR’s 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, business, mathematics, and sciences. Extensive applications with construction and engineering computer software and hardware emphasize the most current technologies used by industry.Construction Site

General Information

Degrees Offered

Minor in Construction Management

The minor in construction management is available to all UALR 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 UALR, 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 the construction management programs, students should visit Mike Tramel in ETAS 203, call (501) 569-8133, or send e-mail to jmtramel@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 202G, call (501) 569-8065, or send e-mail to jkcarr1@ualr.edu.

Work Experience Requirement

All 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.

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 UALR construction management program is the only such accredited program in the University of Arkansas system.

The civil and construction engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

Student Activities

The UALR 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 UALR 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.


Degree Requirements

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 Science degree must pass each CNMG course with a grade of C or greater.

Associate of Science in Construction Science

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

UALR General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UALR Standard Core (21 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)
EIT College Core (14 hours)
Mathematics (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)
Humanities, Social Sciences, Oral Communication, or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

Major Requirements (28 credit hours)

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

    RHET 1311 Composition I
    RHET 1312 Composition II
    SPCH 1300 Speech Communication


Business (6 hours—3 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements**)

    **ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
    ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
    or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
Mathematics and Science (15 hours—4 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)
    MATH 1451 Calculus I (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core)
    ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
    ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Lab
    PHYS 1321 College Physics I
    PHYS 1121 College Physics I Lab
    **CPSC 1370 Computer Literacy
    or BINS 1310 Fundamentals of Information Technology
Construction and Engineering (21 credit hours)

    CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
    CNMG 1201 The Construction Industry
    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

Minor (none required)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 60 minimum total hours, 20 hours above the freshman level, and 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, but may be obtained from the College of Business. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management must pass each CNMG course with a grade of C or greater.


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

General: 125 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

UALR General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UALR Standard Core (21 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)
EIT College Core (14 hours)
Mathematics (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)
Humanities, Social Sciences, Oral Communication, or Interdisciplinary (3 hours)

Major (90 hours)

Communications (9 hours—0 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements)
    RHET 1311 Composition I
    RHET 1312 Composition II
    SPCH 1300 Speech Communication
Business (12 hours—9 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements**)
    **ACCT 2310 Principles of Accounting I
    ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
    or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
    **MGMT 3300 Principles of Management
    **MGMT 4391 Employment Law
    or MKTG 2380 Legal Environment of Business
Mathematics and Science (15 hours—4 hours beyond the EIT College Core**)
    MATH 1451 Calculus I (**1 hour exceeds EIT College Core)
    ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
    ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Lab
    PHYS 1321 College Physics I
    PHYS 1121 College Physics I Lab
    **CPSC 1370 Computer Literacy
    or BINS 1310 Fundamentals of Information Technology
Construction and Engineering (77 credit hours)
    CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
    CNMG 1201 The Construction Industry
    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 4144 Construction Project Acquisition
    CNMG 4310 Construction Financial Management
    CNMG 4311 Estimating II
    CNMG 4315 Construction Business Operations
    CNMG 4318 Advanced BIM
    CNMG 4323 Construction Administration
    CNMG 4325 Project Quality Control (QC) and Submittals
    CNMG 4327 Temporary Structures
    CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
    CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
    CNMG 4342 Construction Safety
    CNMG 4361 Green Construction
    CNMG 4145 Professional Constructor Certification
    CNMG 4245 Construction Management Capstone
Approved Electives (3 hours)
    CNMG 2330 Introduction to Sustainability
    CNMG 2199/2299/2399 Special Topics in Construction
    CNMG 3324 Heavy Civil Construction
    CNMG 4354 Highway Engineering
    CNMG 4391 Cooperative Education
    CNMG 4395 Professional Development
    CNMG 4199/4299/4399 Special Topics in Construction
    CNMG 4100/4200/4300 Independent Study
    SPCH 3316 Interviewing

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.

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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.

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.


Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering

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

UALR General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UALR Standard Core (21 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)
EIT College Core (14 hours)
Mathematics (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)
Additional Mathematics/Sciences (3 hours)

Second Language Proficiency (none required)

Major (93 hours)

Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements)

ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics

    PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
    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
    **ERSC 4372 Surface Water Hydrology
    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 (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 2316 Construction Surveying with Lab
    CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics
    CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy
    CNMG 3312 Engineering Structural Analysis
    CNMG 3324 Heavy Civil Construction
    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 4323 Construction Administration
    CNMG 4329 Construction Planning and Scheduling
    CNMG 4334 Construction Contracts and Law
    CNMG 4342 Construction Safety
    CNMG 4351 Foundation Design
    CNMG 4357 Water and Wastewater Engineering
    CNMG 4371 Structural Steel Design
    CNMG 4185 Professional Engineering Seminar
    CNMG 4285 Engineering Design Project
Civil Engineering Requirement (3 hours)
Choose One:
    CNMG 4321 Reinforced Concrete Design or
    CNMG 4354 Highway Engineering or
    CNMG 4362 Water Resources Engineering

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 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 Civil and Construction Engineering Program

The goals of the civil 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 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 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.

Bachelor of Science in Architectural and Construction Engineering

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 page 19 for details)

    CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
    or any other FYC Course

UALR General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UALR Standard Core (21 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)
EIT College Core (14 hours)
Mathematics (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)
Additional Math and Science (3 hours)

Major Requirements (93 credit hours)

Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements)
    ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
    ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
    or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
    PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
    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
    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 (75 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

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 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.


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

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 page 19 for details)

    CNMG 1101 First-Year Colloquium in Construction
    or any other FYC Course

UALR General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)

UALR Standard Core (21 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)
EIT College Core (14 hours)
Mathematics (3 hours)
Science (8 hours)
Additional Math and Science (3 hours)

Major Requirements (93 credit hours)

Humanities and Social Science (0 hours beyond the UALR General Education Requirements)
    ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
    ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
    or ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
    PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
    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 Requirement
    1. **CHEM 4342 Environmental Chemistry
    2. or **ERSC 4322 Environmental Geology
Engineering (48 credit hours)

    CNMG 1085 Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Seminar (each semester)
    CNMG 1313 Civil Engineering Materials with Lab
    CNMG 1385 Infrastructure, Environment, and Society
    CNMG 2370 Engineering Statics
    CNMG 3302 Engineering Economy
    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 30 hours in residence.


Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the Environmental Engineering Program

The goals of the program are to:

  1. Prepare students for successful careers in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or related fields.
  2. Provide employers with a well-educated workforce that is ready and able to perform valuable environmental and civil engineering services immediately after graduation.
  3. 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.