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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management Major, BS

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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 Requirements
Admission to the program is competitive; refer to construction management handbook on the program website (www.cwu.edu/engineering/construction-management).

Graduation Requirements
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 Requirements
Refer to construction management handbook on the program website for the program requirements (www.cwu.edu/engineering/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 the role of the construction manager as a member of different multidisciplinary project teams.
  • 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.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 135

College and Department Information

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Codes

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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