Master of Construction Management Degree Program

Civil Masters of Science

Objective and Description

The Master of Construction Management degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on management of construction projects. It includes elective courses in 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 by taking assigned leveling courses.

Construction Management

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 provides interdisciplinary studies in commercial, residential, heavy/highway, and industrial applications to address a broad range of challenges facing the construction management field.

Courses Available On Campus and Through Distance Learning

In addition to our traditional on-campus, all-evening classroom environment, many courses are available online. This flexible option is ideal for engineering and construction professionals who choose to pursue an advanced degree while employed.

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Construction Core Courses

  • CE 5344 Construction Methods - Field Operations
  • CE 5379 Construction Cost Estimating
  • CE 5386 Construction Planning and Scheduling

Commercial and Residential Option

  • CE 5300 Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • CE 5378 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Administration
  • CE 5300 Construction Sustainability
  • CE 5300 Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • General Elective with Approval of Program Director

Infrastructure and Heavy/Highway Option

  • CE 5388 Pipeline Construction and Trenchless Technology
  • CE 5389 Pipeline Asset Management and Sustainability
  • CE 5345. Infrastructure Evaluation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • CE 5300 Public Private Partnerships (P3)
  • General Elective with Approval of Program Director

General Construction Management Option

With prior approval of the Construction Management Program Director, students may choose to take courses from the following departments under a specific focus area:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Management

Construction Elective Courses

  • CE 5300 Topics in Civil Engineering
  • CE 5377 Construction Project Mgt. and Job Costing
  • CE 5378 Construction Contracts, Specifications and Administration
  • CE 5387 Construction Productivity
  • CE 5345 Infrastructure Evaluation, Maintenance and Renewal
  • CE 5388 Pipeline Construction and Trenchless Technology
  • CE 5389 Pipeline Asset Management and Sustainability

Leveling Courses

Students with different undergraduate disciplines (architecture, science, business, management, etc.) can enter the program by taking the required leveling course determined based on the educational background and experience of the student.

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 areas:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Management

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 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

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Pursuing a Master's Degree in the College of Engineering

The responsibility rests with each student for knowing the rules, regulations, and filing deadlines of the Graduate School and their respective department. This page provides general information only. Requirements of the Graduate School and the academic department must be met.

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