Aug 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Construction and Design


Dr. Erich Connell, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5138
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
601.266.4895
or Fax: 601.266.5717

Connell, Hamilton, Hannon, Hardy, Hosseini, Kemp, Shalabi, Zhang

The School of Construction and Design offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science programs in architectural, construction, and industrial engineering technology and interior design.

Baccalaureate programs provide career-oriented technology education that enables students to enter positions with skills that are highly valued by industry. Credit hours from accredited universities, colleges and technical institutes may be transferred, pending the official review by program coordinators. Minor degree programs are also available and are outlined in the University Bulletin. A minimum grade of "C" is required on core courses for major and minor degree programs. Construction Engineering Technology and Industrial Engineering Technology are both available fully online.

The Architectural, Construction and Industrial Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Construction Engineering Technology program is also accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), 1717 North loop 1604 East, Suite 320, San Antonio, Texas 78232-1570; 210.405.6161. The Interior Design program is accredited as a first professional-level degree program by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA; formerly FIDER) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Requirements are in accordance with the published standards and guidelines of the CIDA.

BS in Architectural Engineering Technology

(Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org)
Jessica Hardy, Coordinator
 

The architectural engineering technology program educates future architectural engineering technologists in the process of producing and documenting design projects from schematics through construction. The program is designed to prepare its graduates for employment in architecturally related firms, including architects' offices, design-build firms, engineering firms, governmental agencies, real estate development firms, planning offices, and materials suppliers and manufacturers. Major courses of study include architectural design, architectural history, architectural working drawings, building materials, computer-aided design and drafting, electrical systems, estimating, mechanical systems, specifications, structural design, and building information management. Students desiring to transfer to a school of architecture should consult with their advisor early in their courses of study.

This 120-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 79-90 hours of program requirements.  Please see the degree plan for additional details.

Minor in Architectural Engineering Technology

The minor in architectural engineering technology requires completion of 21 hours of coursework, that must include: ACT 336 , AEC 380 , and fifteen additional hours of architectural engineering technology electives not required by the student's major.

BS in Construction Engineering Technology

(Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org)
Doris Kemp, Coordinator

The construction engineering technology program emphasizes the technology, engineering and construction business requirements that have been historically needed by the construction industry. Construction is one of the largest and most diversified industries in the world, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the country's gross national product. Various job titles for the graduate are; estimator, scheduler, project superintendent, project manager, controls manager, materials manager or owner. These skilled professionals are indispensable in meeting the global needs for new residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, civil and environmental projects.

The interdisciplinary construction engineering technology program requires basic business courses as well as specialized coursework in surveying, building systems, construction practices/procedures, cost estimating, scheduling, construction contracts and structural design. Graduates are employed in both office and field positions. Employers include contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants and government agencies. 

This 120-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 81-91 hours of program requirements.  Please see the degree plan for additional details.

BS in Industrial Engineering Technology (online)

(Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org)

The major in industrial engineering technology is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demands of industry for employees with expertise in manufacturing processes, statistical quality control, production management, automation and computer-aided manufacturing. The program provides the graduate with a strong background in the technical sciences and applied mathematics and prepares him or her for a wide spectrum of jobs in the manufacturing, service and government sectors in either technical or management positions. 

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 75-88 hours of program requirements.  Requirements include calculus. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

Minor in Industrial Engineering Technology

Students pursuing the minor in industrial engineering technology must complete IET 405 , IET 409 , IET 410 , and nine hours of industrial engineering technology electives.

BS in Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics) (online)

(Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org)

The major in industrial engineering technology with specialization in Logistics is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demands of industry for employees with expertise in manufacturing processes, statistical quality control, production management, automation and computer-aided manufacturing with a special emphasis area in logistics. The programs provide the graduate with a strong background in the technical sciences and applied mathematics and prepares him or her for a wide spectrum of jobs in the manufacturing, service and government sectors in either technical or management positions.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 75-88 hours of program requirements.  Requirements include calculus. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

BS in Interior Design

(Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Claire L. Hamilton, Coordinator

The interior design program educates future interior design professionals by preparing students to identify, research and solve problems related to the health, safety and welfare of people in residential, institutional and commercial environments. The program's interdisciplinary approach addresses the demands and standards of qualification of the profession and related fields. The core program requirements follow a sequential studio format and addresses global perspectives in design, sustainability, human-centered design, the design process, interdisciplinary teamwork, professional practice, history of art, architecture and interiors, elements and principles of design, color, lighting, acoustics, interior systems, and laws, codes, standards and guidelines that impact the design of interior spaces. Students in the program utilize the latest technology for computer drafting, 3D modeling and visual graphics.

Graduates are employed as residential, commercial and healthcare interior designers and work for interior design firms, architectural firms, facility management teams, large corporate offices, hospitals, government agencies, furniture showrooms, and manufacturer representatives for interior furnishings and materials, and in historic preservations/restoration and interior design education.

This 124-hour degree requires completion of the University's general education curriculum as well as 79-84 hours of program requirements. Please see the degree plan for additional details.

Additional Requirements: Interior design (ID) majors are required to own a specifically equipped laptop computer as a prerequisite for all 200-level and above ID studio courses. Specifications are available through the interior design website or by contacting the school. Progression into the 300-level studio courses requires completion of all the pre-ID curriculum requirements with a grade of C or higher. Students will complete a 320-hour internship following the successful completion of ID 340  and ID 439  with a grade of C or better. Students must have a 2.5 GPA in the major area of study in order to graduate from the program.

Minor in Interior Design

To complete a minor in interior design, students must complete 18 hours of coursework including six hours of studio courses (ID 238  and ID 240 ) and 12 hours of lecture classes (ID 140 , ID 232 , ID 303 , and ID 325 ).

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceNon-degree