(Bachelor of Science Degree)
The curriculum for this major is designed to prepare students for careers centered on the management of construction projects. It includes a balanced focus on technical construction knowledge - like methods and materials, thermal comfort, and building layout - and the managerial, financial, and planning skills necessary for completing construction projects successfully. Also, throughout the curriculum there are consistent emphases on such broad strengths as excellence in oral and written communication, an understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of the construction industry, and the qualities of ethical business practice and the principles of social responsibility.
Total credit hours required for degree: 128
Graduates from this program will be able to:
- Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create a construction project safety plan.
- Create construction cost estimates.
- Create construction project schedules.
- Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
- Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
- Analyze methods, materials, and equipment to construct projects.
- Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction processes.
- Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
- Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction processes.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Understand construction project control processes.
- Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
- Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
- Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.
Program Operational Goals
- Increase student enrollment
- Maintain program curriculum alignment with the needs of industry
- Facility improvements.
- Maintain accreditation by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
- Promote a professional ‘can-do department culture focused on serving our customers.
- Achieve a graduate employment placement rate of 80% within three (3) months of graduation.
- Sustain a proactive relationship with the administration and admissions.
- Increase industry financial support/participation in the program.
To be eligible for graduation all students pursuing a B.S. Degree in Construction Management must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all major and all major-related courses. In the event a student does not achieve the minimum grade of “C”, the course must be repeated until that level of scholarship is achieved.