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Construction Management: Executive Thesis Option (Master of Science)

Program Description for Construction Management

Major: Construction Management Concentration: Executive Thesis Option Degree: Master of Science

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The Construction Management Masters Degree consists of a minimum of thirty credit hours. Graduate students in the Construction Management Major may select either a course work, thesis, or a project based executive. These options are detailed below.

Students without a Construction or Engineering degree are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses: : PHY 2053: Algebra Based Physics I (3 credits) and Lab (1 credit), and BCN 2405: Introduction to Structures (3 credits) prior to registering for 5000-6000 level Construction Management courses.

All programs of study must be approved by the Construction Management Graduate Program Coordinator prior to the end of the second semester of graduate study.

UNF Conditions for the Degree:
1. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained.
2. At least 18 hours of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied to the degree.
3. See relevant and related graduate policies.

Construction Management Department Conditions for the Degree
1. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better.
2. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
3. A student may transfer up to 12.0 of approved coursework from outside institutions.

Prerequisites (6 credits)

If no Construction Management or Engineering Degree

PHY2053 Algebra-Based Physics I (3 Credits)

BCN2405 Introduction to Structures (3 Credits)

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Meet with your faculty academic advisor to select up to 24 credits from the major requirement options section or approved electives from business or a STEM field. Up to 6 credit hours of electives are allowed and up to 12 hours of Independent Research are allowed if no electives are selected. Each credit hour of electives decreases the credit hours of Independent Research allowed.

The Project-Based Thesis Option allows for three tracks to the student:
1) 18 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options, 6 credit hours from the Elective Options, and 6 credit hours of Project-Based Thesis OR
2) 18 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options and 12 credit hours of Project-Based Thesis OR
3) 24 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options and 6 credit hours of Project- Based Thesis.

Major Requirements (24 credits)

BCN5036 Research Methods (3 Credits)

SELECT 15-21 credits from following:

BCN6315: Advanced Construction Technology (3 Credits)
BCN6595: Environmental Issues in Land Development & Construction (3 Credits)
BCN6728: Construction Planning & Scheduling (3 Credits)
BCN6748: Construction Law (3 Credits)
BCN6585: Sustainability in Construction (3 Credits)
BCN6305: Building Information Modeling (3 Credits)
BCN6470: Production Management in Construction (3 Credits)
BCN5737: Advanced Construction Safety & Health (3 BCN6715: Construction Labor Resources (3 Credits)
BCN6763: Constructability (3 Credits)

Major Electives (6 credits)

6 credit hours from construction management, business, mathematics, computing, or engineering (must be 5000 level or above) if their Bachelors degree is in Construction Management.

ELECTIVE Options (6 credits)

FIN6407: Financial Management (3 Credits)
MAN6002: Cornerstones of Management (3 Credits)
CEG6806: Ground and Site Improvement (3 Credits)
CES5706: Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 Credits)
CGN5406: Risk Assessment (3 Credits)
EML5606: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (3 Credits)
EML6417: Solar Energy Devices (3 Credits)
ECO6415: Making Decisions with Data (3 Credits)
CEG5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
CES5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
CGN5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
ECO5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
EML5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
FIN5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level
MAN5/6XXX: Various courses at the 5000 & 6000 level

Thesis (6 credits)

6 credits required, up to 12 credits optional for track #2

BCN6970 Master Thesis Research (3 Credits)