This major prepares the graduate for management positions in the construction industry. Students must be accepted into the major prior to taking upper-division CMGT courses. See www.cwu.edu/engineering for details. Students pursuing this degree should work closely with their program advisor to ensure that prerequisites for entry into the major have been satisfied.
Construction management students have the choice to concentrate on one of two different construction types; general building or heavy civil construction.
Admission to the program is competitive; refer to construction management handbook on the program website (www.cwu.edu/engineering/construction-management).
Students are required to complete the Associate Constructor exam administered by American Institute of Constructors and achieve a minimum score of 60 percent to graduate with a BS in construction management.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to meet the following American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) which are program learner outcomes for the Construction Management program:
- 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.
- Understand construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
- Apply basic surveying 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 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 structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.