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Master of Construction Management (MCM)

Objectives 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.

Master of Construction Management Advisory Board

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.

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 one year (two full semesters + summer), or three full 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 in late afternoons and evenings to accommodate working professionals.
  • Up to nine transfer graduate credit hours (three 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 substituted for one of the electives.

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

Contact Us

Department of Civil Engineering
Box 19308, 428 Nedderman Hall
Arlington, TX 76019-0308
Phone: 817-272-5055