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major: Construction Management

Degree: Master of Science (MS) Concentration: Thesis Option 2023-2024

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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.

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 24 credits rom the Construction Management Graduate Course Catalog or an approved elective from business or a STEM field, up to 6 credit hours of electives are allowed.

The Thesis Option allows for two course 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 Thesis OR
2) 24 credit hours from the Major Requirement Options and 6 credit hours of Thesis.

Major Requirements (24 credits)

BCN5036 Research Methods (3 Credits)

SELECT 15-21 credits from following:
BCN 6315: Advanced Construction Technology (3 Credits)
BCN 6595: Environmental Issues in Land Development & Construction (3 Credits)
BCN 6728: Construction Planning & Scheduling (3 Credits)
BCN 6748: Construction Law (3 Credits)
BCN 6585: Sustainability in Construction (3 Credits)
BCN 6305: Building Information Modeling (3 Credits)
BCN 6470: Production Management in Construction (3 Credits)
BCN 5737: Advanced Issues in Construction Safety & Health (3)
BCN 6715: Construction Labor Resources (3 Credits)
BCN 6763: 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.

FIN6407: Financial Management (3 Credits)
MAN6002: Cornerstones of Management (3 Credits)
CEG6806: Ground and Site Improvement (3 Credits)
CES5706: Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 Credits)
CGN6406: 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)

BCN6970 Master Thesis Research (3 Credits)