Construction Management Major
Construction management is a combination of technology, construction techniques, and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the art of achieving maximum profit by efficient use of people, machines, materials and money to complete a construction project on time and to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management and business gives the student a background and understanding of a management point of view in the construction industry. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education .
The Pre-Program (Freshmen Level)
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering has a policy of no pre-selection for incoming freshmen. However, transfer students (internal and external) must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.50. New students are placed into the pre-professional plan of the program.
Professional Program (Sophomore, Junior and Senior Level)
Applications for admission to the Construction Management Professional Program will be approved subject to the following condition:
- The Construction Management Pre-Program must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75.
Juniors and seniors are required to maintain a minimum CGPA to enroll in upper division courses offered by the College of Business . A minor in Business Administration with a CGPA of 2.50 is required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management.
- Provide to construction students the basic skills necessary to plan, organize and control resources to manage the overall construction process.
- Provide to construction students the technical knowledge and problem solving skills for a career in construction.
- Provide to construction students the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, define and compare design alternatives.
- Provide to construction students necessary communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
- Provide to construction students the professional opportunities and skills to pursue life-long learning within the broader societal context of the construction profession.
Major: Construction Management
Degree Type: B.S.Cons.M.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 127
General Education Requirements
|First Year Experience (F):|
|UNIV 189||Skills For Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take UNIV 189. (PP))||1|
|ENGL 110||College Composition I (PP)||3|
|ENGL 120||College Composition II (PP)||3|
|ENGL 320||Business and Professional Writing||3|
|or ENGL 321||Writing in the Technical Professions|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking (PP)||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning (R):|
|MATH 146||Applied Calculus I (PP)||4|
|Science & Technology (S):|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (PP)
|College Physics I|
and College Physics I Laboratory
|GEOL 105||Physical Geology||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list||6|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences (B):|
|ECON 105||Elements of Economics (PP)||3|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (PP)||3|
|Wellness (W): Select from current general education list||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list|
|Global Perspectives (G):|
|Elements of Economics|
|General Education Requirements||40|
|Construction Management Core Requirements|
|CM&E 111||Introduction to Construction Management and Engineering (PP)||1|
|CM&E 200||Construction Documents and Codes (PP)||3|
|CM&E 203||Building Construction: Methods and Materials||3|
|CM&E 204||Construction Surveying||3|
|CM&E 212||Construction Graphic Communications (PP)||3|
|CM&E 240||Financial Cost Concepts for Construction Managers||3|
|CM&E 250||Construction Statics and Mechanics||3|
|CM&E 260||Soils and Foundations||3|
|CM&E 301||Construction Technology and Equipment||3|
|CM&E 305||Pre-Construction Management||3|
|CM&E 315||Specifications and Contracts||3|
|CM&E 380||Construction Estimating: Quantities and Costs||3|
|CM&E 403||Scheduling and Project Control||3|
|CM&E 405||Construction Support Operations||3|
|CM&E 421||Electrical and Mechanical Construction||3|
|CM&E 430||Land Development||3|
|CM&E 450||Steel Design and Construction||3|
|CM&E 453||Concrete Design and Construction||3|
|CM&E 488||Construction Management Capstone||3|
|BUSN 431||Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts||3|
|MATH 105||Trigonometry (PP)||3|
|or MATH 107||Precalculus|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics||3|
|Business Minor Courses:||24|
Students must apply for the minor through the College of Business and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible to enroll in all 300/400 level courses offered by the College of Business
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A student must complete at least 60 semester credits of professional level course work in his/her program while in residence and enrolled in the college. Students transferring into the college from programs with professional accreditation are exempt from this residency requirement but are subject to the residency requirement of NDSU.
- Admission to the Pre-Professional Construction Management program requires a 2.50 cumulative GPA in college-level coursework if a student transfers from another NDSU program or from another university.
- Admission to the Construction Management Professional program requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
A minor in Business Administration with a CGPA of 2.50 is required to graduate with a B.S. in Construction Management.