Construction Accreditation

The baccalaureate program in construction is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education and is a charter member of the Associated Schools of Construction.

CEC Vision Statement

Our world is facing gigantic global challenges that must be promptly addressed to guarantee the sustainability of comfortable living conditions for the generations to come, and it is imperative for our department to step up to the plate and prepare civil engineering and construction professionals who can effectively tackle and solve problems and be leaders in a dynamically evolving and technologically oriented world.

Over the past thirty years, the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction has established itself as a beacon of excellence at Bradley University. Through great vision and leadership and faculty dedication and hard-work, CEC is the department that established the foundation for a sustained effort in the promotion of excellence in teaching, research, and service at Bradley. Having the firm belief that excellence is not a destiny in itself, but rather a journey, CEC will continue to strive to be a frontrunner in preparing the future leaders of the civil engineering and construction industries.

The Construction Program proposes to contribute to the fulfillment of this vision by carrying out its mission and achieving its objectives and learning outcomes, which are stated below.

Construction Program Mission

The Construction Program offers a non-traditional curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Construction degree of excellent quality. The mission of the Department as it relates to Construction is:

Produce graduates who possess a keen awareness of the national and global dimensions of the construction industry, leadership skills required to serve our society, and the technical knowledge to pursue multiple career paths including advanced degrees.

Construction Program Objectives

The Construction Program’s aim is to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Leadership in Construction
    Graduates understand the need for teamwork, communication skills, integrity, good citizenship, and service. They have the needed knowledge to become leaders in the construction industry.
  2. Professional Achievement
    Graduates have the needed understanding of ethical responsibilities, certification, the necessity for continuing education, and contemporary issues required for placement and career advancement.
  3. Globalization
    Offer programs to ensure that graduates have the needed awareness of global construction issues and cultures to help them thrive in an emerging world market.
  4. Industry Partnerships
    Partner with the construction profession to offer an innovative program that promotes cultural diversity and responds to the needs of the profession and society in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure, and emerging technology. 

Construction Program Learning Outcomes

The Construction Program elected to adopt the ACCE Student Learning Outcomes as Program Learning Outcomes.

Upon graduation from the Construction Program at Bradley University, a graduate shall be able to:        

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.