Master of Construction Management (MCM)
The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on management of construction projects. It includes elective courses from Architecture, Business, and Management. This Master's degree is designed mainly for applicants with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, but students with different undergraduate disciplines can enter the program taking assigned leveling courses.
Advances in construction technologies, financing, and methods underscore the need for a sound and systematic management of construction projects. Organizational structures, business models, and the capability of implementing new technologies into practice necessitate advanced study in construction management. The Master of Construction Management degree at UT Arlington provides students interdisciplinary studies in commercial, residential, heavy/highway, and industrial applications to address a broad range of challenges facing the construction management field.
Available On Campus and Through Distance Learning
In addition to our traditional on-campus all-evening classroom environment, this program is available via distance delivery. This flexible option is ideal for engineering and construction professionals who choose to pursue an advanced degree while employed. Distance learning students are able to watch lecture materials online via the "Echo" system already established at the College of Engineering. Additionally, Blackboard course management system will be used for tests, class assignments, and group discussions.
The only courses that require laboratory work are CE 5379 (Construction Cost Estimating), and CE 5386 (Construction Planning and Scheduling). For these two courses, students are required to complete a number of laboratory exercises and complete a project. Since it is possible to provide students limited time versions of software used with these two courses (Primavera P6, Timberline, and Heavy Bid), students can complete lab exercises without physically being present at the UT Arlington Construction Laboratory.
Degree Plan and Program Requirements
The degree completion requires:
- A minimum of 30 Credit Hours (10 courses). Some course combinations may add to more than 30 credit hours.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0)
- The minimum time required for earning the degree is expected to be two full semesters + summer (one year), or three semesters of full-time enrollment (one and one half years). Part-time enrollment is permitted. International students must meet full-time registration requirements.
- All classes are taught late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working professionals.
- Up to six (6) transfer graduate credit hours (two courses) may be accepted from an accredited institution with the approval of the Program Director.
- A 3-credit hour (CE 5395) independent study course (project) may be taken in substitution of one of the electives.
Core Courses Offered Each Year
- CE 5344 Construction Methods - Field Operations
- CE 5300 Construction Management
- CE 5379 Construction Cost Estimating
- CE 5386 Construction Planning and Scheduling
- CE 5387 Construction Productivity
Construction Elective Courses
- CE 5300 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- CE 5300 Construction Sustainability
- CE 5300 Public Private Partnerships (P3)
- CE 5388 Pipeline Construction and Trenchless Technology
- CE 5389 Infrastructure Asset Management and Sustainability
- CE 5345 Infrastructure Evaluation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
- CE 5300 Construction Contract Acquisitions
- CE 5300 Codes and Regulations
- CE 5300 Risk Assessment
Students with different undergraduate disciplines (Architecture, Science, Business, Management, etc.) can enter the program taking these assigned leveling courses. The required leveling courses will be determined based on the educational background and experience of the student.
- MATH 2326 or equivalent
- MATH 3319 or equivalent
- CE 3301 (IE 3301) or equivalent
- CE 3341 Structural Analysis or equivalent
- CE 3343 Soil Mechanics or equivalent
Courses from Other Departments
In addition to the above electives, with prior approval of Program Director, students may choose to take courses from the following departments:
- City and Regional Planning
Sample electives may include the following existing courses:
- ACCT 5301 Accounting Analysis I
- ACCT 5302 Accounting Analysis II
- ACCT 5322 Accounting for Management Planning and Control
- ARCH 5395 Sustainability for Everyone
- ARCH 5395 AUTOCAD
- ARCH 5395 BIM & Viz (Visualization)
- ARCH 5333 Construction – II
- ARCH 5326 Environmental Controls Systems
- ARCH 5362 Structural Systems for Buildings
- FINA 5311 Business Financial Management
- FINA 5330 Real Options
- IE 5301 Advanced Operations Research
- IE 5318 Applied Regression Analysis
- IE 6302 Facilities Planning and Design
- MANA 5312 Management
- MANA 5330 Negotiations & Conflict Management
- REAE 5311 Real Estate Analysis
- REAE 5315 Real Estate Trends & Issues
- REAE 5337 Real Property Law