Construction Management

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the academic program is preparing the graduates to achieve.

  • 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. graduate studies, conferences, seminars, etc.).
  • Graduates of the BSCM program will demonstrate a commitment to their profession by participating in one of more professional societies.
  • Graduates of the BSCM program will demonstrate, in their professional practices, an appreciation for sustainable construction.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. BSCM graduates will be:

  • able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • knowledgeable of the responsibilities, both professional and ethical, that are required of a construction manager.
  • knowledgeable of the need for lifelong learning and have the motivation to pursue it.
  • knowledgeable in the humanities and social sciences and of contemporary issues necessary to understand the global, societal and environmental impact of the construction manager.
  • proficient in the business management areas listed below:
    • Economics
    • Principles of Management
    • Accounting
    • Business Law
  • Proficient in the mathematics and science areas listed below:
    • Mathematics: calculus I and II, probability and statistics
    • Analytical physical science: general physics and general chemistry
  • Proficient in the construction sciences areas listed below:
    • Design theory
    • Analysis of design of construction systems
    • Construction graphics
    • Construction surveying
    • Construction methods and materials
  • Proficient in the construction areas listed below:
    • Estimating
    • Planning and scheduling
    • Construction accounting and finance
    • Construction law
    • Safety
    • Project management

The objectives and outcomes are achieved by quality control processes that:

  • ensure adherence to the program accreditation criteria prescribed by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
  • ensure continuous program improvement, especially
    • by routinely exchanging ideas and observations with the BSCM Industry Advisory Council.
    • by carefully analyzing program assignment and examination results, as well as other student instructional feedback.
  • are complementary with the BSAE program.
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