Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.

Program Director

Dr. Jera Sullivan
Office: CC27E
Phone: (414) 277-4551
Email: sullivan@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 possess:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty


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 - V7.2

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

Year Three

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


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 - 17 credits

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

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

Total: 48 credits

Total: 192 credits


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, mathematics, science, business administration, technical communications or user experience course, 200/2000 level or higher.  Engineering Technology (ET, MT), general education (GS, GE), humanities (HU/SS), nursing (NU) or nursing-specific courses/electives, orientation (OR), ROTC (AF, AR, NS) or undergraduate research (UR) courses are NOT eligible as technical electives.  Courses may not be substantially similar to a required or previously completed course.

Students in the Air Force ROTC program may make the following substitutions: AF 3131  for EN 441 , AF 3132  for AE 4412 , AF 4141  for SS 455  (an SS elective).

Students in the Army ROTC program may make the following substitutions: AR 3100  for EN 441 , AR 3200  or AR 3300  for AE 4412 ,and AR 4100  for SS 455  (an SS elective)

The Construction Management program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.