Construction management and technology undergraduate advising
Construction management and technology
Undergraduate major flowcharts
Flowcharts map out the classes that you should take for your major. Select the flowchart for the academic year that you started the program.
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Undergraduate major emphases
Construction (general building construction) (BS)
This emphasis prepares students for careers in the construction of industrial, commercial and institutional structures. The general building concentration provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue careers as estimators, project managers, project engineers, and eventually, owners of firms engaged in the construction of industrial, commercial and institutional structures. Review the catalog description
Construction (heavy construction) (BS)
The heavy construction emphasis prepares students for careers related to the public works discipline. Typical projects of heavy construction include highways, airports, bridges, power plants, rapid transit systems, harbor and water facilities, pipelines, dams, tunnels, canals, sewerage and water works. Gradates become project managers, estimators, schedulers or a combination of all three at an executive level. Heavy construction managers, through education and experience, are capable of implementing significant facets of construction on a timely and economical basis with proficiency and integrity. Review the catalog description
Construction (specialty construction) (BS)
This emphasis addresses the construction process at the subcontractor level. The specialty construction concentration prepares students for careers with contractors, such as mechanical and electrical construction firms. Review the catalog description
Construction (residential construction) (BS)
This emphasis prepares students for careers in the residential sector of the industry, and covers the specific methods and processes during the planning, production, marketing, and business-related activities common to residential construction. Graduates become project managers, estimators, schedulers or a combination of all three at an executive level. Review the catalog description
Construction management engineers apply training and education in innovative technologies to the construction industry. Students in the construction degree program learn to organize, lead and manage the building process. In addition to the basics of design, project cost estimating, construction methodologies, and contract management, students are equipped with computer, technical and the people skills needed to succeed.
Careers are so broadly diversified that no single curriculum prepares the student for universal entry into all fields. Many students go on to careers as project managers, estimators, planners and schedulers for both private and government agencies. Undergraduates can select from five concentrations, each designed to develop technical, management and leadership skills.