May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Construction Management, B.S.


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Program Director

Mark Rounds
Office: CC-61A
Phone: (414) 277-7352
Email: rounds@msoe.edu

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 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.

The 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

Program educational objectives are “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.” The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science (B.S. in Construction Management) program are centered around the MSOE Mindset. These program educational objectives are as follows:

  • Graduates are responsible built-environment professionals
  • Graduates are passionate learners
  • Graduates are leaders of character
  • Graduates are value creators

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do at the time of graduation. These student outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.  The student outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (B.S.CON) program are as follows:

  • 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

Accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Construction Management and Similarly Named Programs.

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Construction Management, B.S. Version S1


Year One


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Introductory Business Elective (choose one)

Year Two


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 15 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 18 credits

Year Three


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


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

Year Four


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Program total: 106 lecture hours - 38 lab hours - 125 credits


Notes:


* Courses with an asterisk are used to calculate major GPA.

1Four Raider Core courses are required. Three courses must satisfy the Common Learning Outcomes Embrace Diversity, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, and Exhibit Curiosity. The fourth course must satisfy any of the following CLOs: Embrace Diversity, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, Exhibit Curiosity, Think Critically, or Collaborate Successfully. The noted CLO is a placeholder. Raider Core electives  can be taken in any order as long as they are covered as described. See The Raider Core  page for details on the general education program and Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs). See the full list of courses covering CLOs  for the Construction Management program.

2Three credits of introductory business course work are required. Acceptable options include BUS 2100  or BUS 2450 .

3Two credits of advanced graphics are required. Acceptable options include ARE 2851 , ARE 2852 , CVE 2851 , CVE 2852 , and TCM 2060 . Other courses may apply with approval of the Program Director or Chair.

4BUS 2221  may substitute for BUS 3200.

5Students must satisfactorily complete the OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety (DOL) Certification as a condition of graduation.  Students that attend all CON 2071 classes and pass the final exam can earn the certification.  Students shall submit a copy of their DOL card to the registrar as proof of completion. See CAECM policies for full details.

6Consult the course descriptions in the Academic Catalog for a detailed list of requirements for entrance to the undergraduate capstone sequence.

7A minimum of eight technical elective credits are required. These courses may be used to satisfy a minor, if desired. A “technical elective” is a course that meets the following requirements: 

  • Must be selected from the following departments and shall contain one of the course prefixes listed: Mathematics (MTH), Business (BUS), CAECM (ARE, CAE, CVE, CON), Science (BIO, CHM, PHY, SCI), HSC (TCM or UXD), EECS (CSE, CPE, CSC, ELE, BME, SWE), ME (IND or MEC), General Engineering (EGR), Undergraduate Research (UGR) 
  • Must be 2000 level or higher 
  • Must not be of a lower level than a course required in the curriculum or previously taken for credit 
  • Must not be a course substantially equivalent to one already taken for credit 
  • Prerequisites and corequisites as listed in the academic catalog must be met
  • Only technical electives carrying the ARE, CAE, CVE, or CON prefixes will be calculated in the student’s major GPA
  • Any other limitations and/or stipulations as listed in the academic catalog must be met 
  • Exceptions: CSC 1310  and MEC 1910  are allowable technical electives

8Any three-credit course may be taken to satisfy the free elective subject to limitations from the CAECM Department. Limitations include any course that is a prerequisite for which the student has already received credit, and any course that has largely the same or more basic subject matter as a course for which the student receives credit.

9Any three-credit business (BUS) course. It should generally be a course at the 2000 level or above. However, under special circumstances and with the program director’s written permission, a course at the 1000 level might be acceptable.

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