Construction Management

Undergraduate Programs

Description

The Construction Management program prepares graduates for success in the rapidly changing construction industry. Coursework emphasizes management with an additional focus on technology that is specific to the construction industry. The Construction Management program provides students with opportunities to gain applied skills and knowledge in the areas of estimating, planning, scheduling and project management, as well as developing strong interpersonal, speaking and organizational skills allowing them to successfully pursue careers in small and large commercial, residential and industrial environments.

Majors

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Construction Management BS BS - Bachelor of Science
  • Mankato
73 / 120

Policies & Faculty

Policies

Admission to Major is granted by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Admission requirements are:

  • A minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • Overall GPA of “C” 2.0
  • Completion of CM 111 “C” (2.0)
  • Completion of ENG 101, grade of “C” (2.0) or above
  • Completion of MATH 112 & MATH 113 or MATH 115, grade of “C” (2.0) or above
  • Completion of CM 297

Contact the CSET Advising Center for application procedures.

GPA Policy. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in all courses listed in the Construction Management BS Degree.

P/N Grading Policy. All courses in the major must be taken for letter grade except where P/N is the only option. 

Contact Information

302 Wiecking Center

www.cset.mnsu.edu/cm

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 1

The Construction Experience course is one step toward building a future in the management of projects for the built environment. This course inspires students to explore opportunities within the diverse construction industry under the guidance and approval of the course instructor.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

Overview of academic preparation and career opportunities in the field of Construction Management. Skills needed for estimating, scheduling, project management and field supervision will be previewed with an emphasis on future trends in the industry.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Emphasis on plan reading, basic sketching and drawing techniques, graphic vocabulary, detail hierarchies, scale, content, notes and specifications, reference conventions, computer applications.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Basic understanding of the plans and specifications for construction projects. Emphasis on interpretation of bidding and contractual documents, conditions of the contract, plans/working drawings; applications of existing and new technology preparing students for the future.

Prerequisites: none

200 Level

Credits: 3

Understand how construction affects professional industry and society, present state of the profession and its future. Learn about the various materials used in construction--the composition, properties, standard designations, sizes, gradations, and testing techniques. Understand changes in technology of building construction materials.

Prerequisites: CM 111, CM 120, CM 130, IT 101

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of building construction and their applications in construction systems and utilities. Application of the principles of building science to construction sites; relationship between technology and innovations in methods, sustainable building practices and green building requirements.

Prerequisites: CM 210

Credits: 3

Course introduces the design theory and applied principles of force equilibrium, stress and strain, shear, bending moments, force diagrams, deformations of beams, and stress/strain analysis.

Prerequisites: PHYS 101, MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 121

Credits: 2

Basic civil engineering measurements as relates to construction layout, including distances, angles, bearings, elevations, mapping, and positioning.

Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 121

Credits: 1

Principles of professional conduct, ethical codes and best practices are applied to the development of a portfolio and presentation. Students will sit for interviews, set career goals and begin building a professional network.

Prerequisites: CM 108, CM 210

300 Level

Credits: 3

This course examines the principles and practices of construction safety, health and loss control. The emphasis is on creating a construction project safety plan, including hazard recognition, control procedures and management systems for safety.

Prerequisites: CM 210

Credits: 3

This course covers types of estimates and their uses, the basics of quantity take-off, labor and equipment productivity and basic computer applications.

Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 121

Credits: 3

The course focuses on understanding project planning, scheduling and control models emphasizing the critical path method. It will introduce techniques used in the industry by utilizing commercial software to create a construction project schedule. The class highlights the importance of analyzing project schedules and schedule alternatives.

Prerequisites: CM 220

Credits: 3

This course examines the project management framework, including key terminology, project management context, and project management processes. Topics include project management knowledge areas, life cycles, and organizational designs. Different project delivery methods will be discussed and the roles of project stakeholders will be identified and analyzed.

Prerequisites: CM 220, CM 222, CM 297

Credits: 3

Design concepts of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical and control systems are analyzed for attributes that affect the design and construction processes and the performance of completed structures.

Prerequisites: CM 220

Credits: 3

This course provides understanding of the different building and civil construction equipments functions; analysis of equipment costs, production, methods of equipment selection and safety requirements including heavy equipment. Reading and understanding highway construction plans.

Prerequisites: CM 220, CM 300

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: The Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit, full-time practical training experience. Please contact an advisor in the Construction Management program for details.

Prerequisites: none

400 Level

Credits: 3

This course covers types of estimates and their uses, pricing and price databases, labor and equipment productivity, proposal presentations, computer applications in estimating and research in sustainable construction.

Prerequisites: CM 310, CM 330

Credits: 3

The course will involve students in a Capstone Project where students integrate the coursework concepts of the core program through research, application and presentation.

Prerequisites: CM 340

Credits: 3

A seminar course that involves a critical evaluation of an area in the construction management discipline and/or industry. Topics vary from year to year. Students are usually required to make a presentation to the class.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing or instructor permission

Credits: 1-12

Students will complete their Internship experiences

Prerequisites: CM 300, CM 310, CM 330

Credits: 1-4

An in-depth study on a topic of particular interest to the student. Project must be approved by project supervisor and department chairperson.

Prerequisites: none