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Civil Engineering with Concentration in Management?

  1. Dec 4, 2009 #1
    I'm currently finishing up my third semester in Civil Engineering. Recently a couple of my friends switched from standard "Civil Engineering" to "Civil Engineering with Concentration in Management" So this got me thinking if I should switch..

    If i switch, I would not be taking Thermodynamics/Heat Transfer & Mathematical Methods (Laplace , Fourier & PDE)

    Instead I will be taking courses on intro accounting, management accounting, Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory & Managing Change.

    My main concern is that I don't know about the implications of not taking Thermo and PDE/Fourier/Laplace courses.

    What I like about switching is that I will learn about accounting/management etc which I think are really useful and applicable to real life. Also, I would have to take three art electives if i don't switch :(. Also I would improve my communication skills and it would possibly look better on my resume?

    What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2009 #2
    Is the Civil Engineering degree ABET accredited? Do you lose the accreditation with the management version? ABET accreditation is required for you to become a licensed Professional Engineer, which is a big deal in civil. That may (or may not) be the implication of missing out on those technical courses.

    The management version sounds like it is preparation for http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos005.htm" (but double check the placement in your department). Is this something you want to do? What other specific job would you be going for with the degree?
     
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