Construction engineering: An integrative branch of engineering

E. Terence Foster, James D. Goedert

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Abstract

Construction engineering is a separate and distinct branch of engineering recognized by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC-ABET). Construction engineering is an integrative branch that draws the basic branches, such as civil, mechanical, and electrical. Construction engineering integrates the skills of estimating and scheduling from industrial engineering along with accounting, psychology, and business law from disciplines external to engineering in its curriculum. It is suggested that the students of construction engineering will be able to take advantages of an engineering curriculum in construction, and the industry will be major benefactor as it receives well trained engineers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2257-2260
Number of pages4
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

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  • Engineering(all)

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