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School of Architecture and Engineering Technology
1938 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Walter L. Smith Architecture Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4200


THE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Program offers specialized instruction in modern techniques of the construction practice. The mission of the program is to produce highly competent and technically trained graduates who possess a solid understanding of the fundamental of engineering and construction/civil concepts. The program prepares graduates to work with architects, engineers, contractors and other entities concerned with construction (vertical and horizontal). Typically, program graduates perform work associated with project estimating, erection, supervision or management. This ability is derived from thorough exposure to construction techniques and materials, surveying, estimating methods, computer applications, contractual relationship and legal issues. All students are required to develop skills in technical writing and public speaking. In addition, students may complete courses in GI system, landscape, surveying, engineering and technology through the Construction Engineering Technology program and other academic units at FAMU. All graduates are encouraged to become Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) certified offered in this division, complete at least two (2) internships, and demonstrate competency in computer programming and software application. The program at FAMU is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)  of ABET.
CNET Program Educational Objectives

The Construction Engineering Technology (CNET) Program is designed to produce graduates who;
  • Are highly competent, technically trained, and construction orianted
  • Possess a solid mastery of fundamental engineering concepts and specialized construction training
  • Able to adapt to any professional environment and perform their jobs with confidence
  • continue to learn and grow in the construction industry anywhere in the world while demonstrating good citizenship, and
  • Become leaders in their chosen field or employment
CNET Program Outcomes

The CNET curriculum is designed with the objective to preparing students for life-long careers in the constuntly changing, technical and managerial enviroment of the construction industry. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will be prepared for entry into the industry or for further study at the graduate level in construction engineering technology or related fields of study such as law, bussiness and other engineering disciplines. To achieve this, a construction engineer must have;

a.  Ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities

b.  Ability to select and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles an applied procedures or methodologies

c. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurments; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and to apply expremental results to improve processes

d. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives

e. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team

f.  An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems

g. An ability to apply written , oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non technical environments, and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature

h.  An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development

i. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity

j.  A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context;

k. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement