The minor in Construction Management (CM) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the construction industry. Students in this minor take courses that emphasize theories and applications of planning, managing, directing, organizing, and controlling construction operations. The CM Minor is a natural extension for students majoring in Architecture, Business, Civil / Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, and similar fields. This minor will assist students in developing a competitive edge in the job market. The CM minor also provides students in the School of Arts and Sciences with a unique opportunity to add a professional focus to their degrees.
A graduate with a minor in construction management shall be able to:
- Successfully apply business and management skills in positions within the construction industry.
- Manage a quality construction project from start to completion while maintaining budget, schedule, and safety requirements.
- Apply professional and ethical standards of behavior in dealing with stakeholders in the construction process.
To prepare students for all phases of planning, operation, and management of a construction project including:
- Conduct accurate quantity surveys and prepare accurate cost estimates;
- Prepare detailed and reliable project schedule; and
- Manage contract execution including: cost control and safety management.
For a Minor in Construction Management, a student must complete a minimum of 19 credits, distributed as follows:
- Core Courses (10 credits)
- Elective Courses (9 credits)
Graduation and Course Requirements
Students must complete 19 credits: 10 core credits and 9 elective credits. Only ten transfer credits can be used toward a minor in the Department of Civil Engineering, and they must be equivalent to courses in the minor. Transfer courses are subject to review by the minor coordinator and subject matter expert. Prerequisite substitutions for non-civil engineering students are subject to review and approval by the Minor Coordinator.
Core Courses (10 credits)
- CIE480 Civil Engineering Management Fundamentals (3 cr.)1
- CIE485 Construction Planning & Scheduling (3 cr.)
- CIE486 Construction Planning & Scheduling – SOFT (1 cr.)
- CIE587 Construction Cost Engineering (3 cr.)2
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Other courses may be counted as elective courses upon the approval of the program coordinator.
- ACC204 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
- CIE308 Construction Materials (3 cr.)
- CIE582 Infrastructure Management (3 cr.)
- CIE585 Risk & Natural Hazard Management (3 cr.)
- CIE586 Construction Decisions under Uncertainty (3 cr.)3
- CIE 588 Construction Estimating I (3 cr.)
- CIE589 Construction Methods & Equipment (3 cr.)
- CIE593 Construction Safety (3 cr.)
- CIE596 Sustainable Construction (3 cr.)
- INE320 Engineering Economy (3 cr.)4
Note that only ten transfer credits, equivalent to courses in the minor, may be used toward a Minor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Transfer courses are subject to review by the program coordinator and subject matter expert. Prerequisite substitutions for non-civil engineering students are subject to review and approval by the minor coordinator.