The mission of the Construction Management program is to advance world-class project management for the built environment through effective teaching, research, and service.
The Construction Management program will provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs that foster student learning through a wide variety of instructional applications. This will be accomplished by the following goals:
- Curriculum: Offer globally competitive, technologically current programs that are recognized and respected for preparing students to enter the workforce.
- Advising: Provide effective academic and career advising to foster a commitment to life-long learning.
- Student Activity: Involve students in industry-sponsored events to facilitate students' professional development prior to graduation.
- Faculty Development: Provide opportunities that enhance professional growth, provide expertise to industry and government partners and promote active learning for faculty and students.
- External Support: Maintain a stable and effective Advisory Board to provide industry perspective and financial support to faculty and to grant students scholarships and job opportunities.
- Assessment & Planning: Implement planning and assessment methods that anticipate program needs to maximize available resources in support of our mission and goals.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)
After graduation from Construction Management Program, a graduate shall 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 project 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 used to construct projects.
- Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
- Apply basic survey 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 process.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Understand construction project control and 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 structual behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical, and piping systems.