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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Construction Management, B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Jeong Woo
Office: CC-61C
Phone: (414) 277-7595
Email: woo@msoe.edu

The degree is for students who wish to become nonresidential building construction project professionals. The rigorous program melds instruction about business administration, basic scientific and engineering principles, and construction science, building information modeling (BIM), and project management techniques to graduate professionals who are savvy about current industry practices and educated for a lifetime of learning in this challenging and rewarding career.

Program Mission

The MSOE BSCM program’s mission is to provide a learning environment that incorporates the needs of the construction industry while developing a well-rounded professional construction manager.

Program Educational Objectives

The following program educational objectives describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the CM program at MSOE.

  • Graduates of the BSCM program who choose to pursue certification as a Certified Professional Constructor (CPC), after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSCM program who choose to pursue a graduate degree can achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSCM program will pursue opportunities to advance their professional skills through lifelong learning (e.g. graduates studies, conferences, seminars, etc.).
  • Graduates of the BSCM program will demonstrate a commitment to their profession by participating in one or more professional societies.
  • Graduates of the BSCM program will demonstrate, in their professional practices, an appreciation for sustainable construction.

Student Outcomes

The following student outcomes describe what students are expected to know or be able to do by the time they graduate from MSOE. BSCM graduates will be:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

 

The popular five-year AE/CM option practically provides knowledge and skills equivalent to those held by graduates of baccalaureate architectural engineering programs who later earn a master’s degree in construction project management. These graduates fully understand the technical and managerial details of both design and construction - a noteworthy capability, since design-build is an expanding construction contracting alternative. Although CM graduates typically seek to be certified professional constructors, the AE degree enables AE/CMs to also earn a Professional Engineer license. This may offer particularly great occupational flexibility for graduates, as well as exceptional value to their employers.

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Construction Management Model Full-time Track - V7.1


Year One


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 48 credits


Year Two


Total: 15 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 14 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 46 credits


Year Three


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 15 credits

Winter


Total: 16 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 49 credits


Year Four


Total: 16 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 18 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 3 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 49 credits


Total: 192 credits


Note


1 There are 12 credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives, of which 6 must be in the humanities area (HU) and 6 must be in the social sciences area (SS). 

2 A Technical Elective is defined as any AE, CM, CV, engineering, business administration, technical communications or user experience course, 200/2000 level or higher that is not already required as part of the curriculum (or is an equivalent course for a required class that is offered by another department).  Engineering Technology (ET, MT), general education (GS, GE), humanities (HU/SS), mathematics (MA), nursing (NU) or nursing-specific courses/electives, orientation (OR), pure science (BI, CH, PH, SC), ROTC (AF, AR, NS) or undergraduate research (UR) courses are NOT eligible as technical electives.

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE, 1717 N. Loop 1604E, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78232-1570; telephone (210) 495-6161).

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