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Specialization in Construction Management

The Master of Technology specialization in Construction Management option allows students to take advanced courses that provide the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to conduct, manage, and supervise various construction-related activities. The program prepares students for managing complex construction-related projects and companies and to advance within various construction-related careers in the construction industry.

The Construction Management option provides a combination of courses that involve the principles, practices, and tools associated with construction business practices, project management, planning and scheduling, cost estimating and control, risk management, contracts and law, construction materials and methods, quality standards in construction, and international construction. This option will also help to prepare students to sit for the Associate Constructor Exam or the Certified Professional Constructor Exam.

The Construction Management option prepares students for rewarding and challenging jobs in various sectors of the construction industry as a business owner, company executive, consultant, project manager, or superintendent. This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in the construction industry who are looking to further their education and expertise in order to enhance their careers or start their own business.

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Construction Management are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

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Construction Management recommended Courses

A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework should be taken from the following list.

  • CMGT 51041 -Construction Estimating II
  • CMGT 52105 -Construction Contracts and Law
  • CMGT 52107 -Construction Scheduling
  • CMGT 52110 -Applied Construction Management
  • CMGT 62040 -Construction Methods Improvements
  • CMGT 62050 -International Construction Management
  • CMGT 67320 - Applied Sustainability in Construction Management

Required Courses

All graduate students are required to complete four core courses in the Master of Technology degree program.

Additional Program Requirements/Limitations

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in AERN, CMGT or TECH courses.
  • A maximum of 4 credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 9 credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 12 semester credit hours may be accepted as transfer credits and applied toward degree requirements.
  • A total of 6 credits for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.

Students are required to select the thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option, recommended for students interested in research and development, allows students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a narrowly-defined technical area of interest. The non-thesis option is suggested for students who seek a more general curriculum of advanced technical coursework. Those students who choose the thesis option must successfully complete TECH 61199 - Thesis 1 for a total of 6 credit hours.