About The School

The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (SECCM) is a nationally-recognized leader in undergraduate education in the disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. The SECCM also offers a Master of Science in Construction Management. The Engineering major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredits the Construction Management major. 

Our curricula provide strong technical grounding within the selected discipline along with excellent written and oral communications skills.  All of our programs incorporate the University's general education requirement, which assures students of an extensive and effective background in the transdisciplinary study of the social sciences and humanities.  All our programs provide the option to attain additional specialization in technical or managerial subject areas.  SECCM graduates are in high demand because they meet the need for professionals able to adapt to societal change. 

All Engineering majors take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Construction Management majors are encouraged to take the Associate Constructor examination.  The SECCM supports these examinations by providing financial and administrative assistance for our students.

The University Career Center coordinates intern opportunities for all three undergraduate programs.  Students are encouraged to belong to the Engineering Student Club and the Construction Management Student Club. These clubs maintain an affiliation with several professional societies to include: the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE); the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA); the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). The top 20% of the CM class are inducted into Sigma Lambda Chi, the Construction Management honor society.  SECCM women also lead the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) student organizations

Dean's Message

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The SECCM vision is to be a nationally-recognized leader in education in the disciplines of Computer Science, Construction Management and Engineering whose graduates are highly recruited by leading professional organizations and graduate programs. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality undergraduate professional educational experience enabling our graduates to excel in the practice of their professional discipline or the pursuit of an advanced degree.

Our students enjoy a well-maintained, naturally lit and centrally located building dedicated entirely to the SECCM programs. Faculty offices, administrative services and technical experts are co-located in the building allowing for easy access and frequent interaction. A comfortable lobby serves as an internet café, and a student project room contains computers and work spaces providing a home base for SECCM students within the university campus. As a result of this intimate environment, students who start as classmates finish as lifelong friends and colleagues.

We are a caring learning community dedicated to:

  • Your personal and intellectual growth
  • Your maturation as a professional
  • Your establishment of life-long associations and friendships
  • Your development as a lifelong learner
  • In short - to your success

Our credentials are our graduates

Dr. Robert A. Potter, P.E.

Mission Statement

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The mission of the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management is to deliver the highest quality undergraduate professional experience enabling our graduates to excel in the practice of their professional discipline or the pursuit of an advanced degree.

In order to satisfy the mission, the faculty members of the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management have identified the following essential School goals:

  • Deliver educational programs that are nationally accredited, continuously assessed and improved, and inspire excellence in students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain an atmosphere that enhances education through student-oriented learning, effective content, pedagogy and mentorship.
  • Develop students who take responsibility for their education, embrace professional development and develop a global perspective on their profession.
  • Develop a committed and diverse faculty who understand and apply current and future trends in their disciplines.
  • Maintain a work environment in which staff and faculty take initiative and receive recognition for their achievements.
  • Support the goals and objectives of Roger Williams University.

Assessment Framework

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The SECCM Program Assessment Plan serves as the framework for the continuous improvement of all programs within the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management. This model provides the framework for defining, developing, evaluating, and evolving our assessment processes.

The SECCM assessment processes evaluate how well our graduates are meeting program objectives as well as measurable outcomes. Furthermore, undertaking these processes support continuous improvement and allow the incorporation of feedback from all SECCM constituents.

The SECCM Assessment Plan found at the link below describes in detail the terminology used, SECCM mission, goals and objectives, constituents served, processes, assessment instruments and timeline followed.

SECCM Assessment Plan

Following the timeline noted in our Assessment Plan, each year SECCM publishes an Annual Assessment Report.  This report chronicles SECCM activities and the evaluation of each program as compared to individual program goals and objectives.   Assessment data is presented and analyzed and program adjustments are made to ensure continuous improvement. 

Latest SECCM Assessment Report for Engineering(2010-2011)

Latest SECCM Assessment Report for Construction Management(2010-2011)