Construction Management

Bachelor of Science Degree: 184.5 quarter credits

About the Program

Construction management is a dynamic profession that is a combination of art and science. While an understanding of the technical aspects of construction is extremely important, it is also essential that construction professionals have knowledge of the business and management aspects of the profession.While construction has traditionally been a very conservative industry, the increasing rate of technological development and competition in the industry serves to accelerate the development of new construction methods, equipment, materials, and management techniques. As a result of these forces, there is an increasing need for innovative and professionally competent construction professionals.

The Construction Management major prepares students for all phases of operation and management of the construction organization including cost estimating, project scheduling, and planning. Students are able to choose from a wide range of subjects in the social sciences and humanities to satisfy electives in the liberal arts and free elective requirements. Pursuing part-time, degree completion on average takes six years.

Students in Drexel's Construction Management program receive broad academic, technical, business, and construction management courses that are designed to produce well-rounded construction professionals. Students interested in extending their construction management studies into real estate development should consider the concentration in real estate. This concentration in real estate is designed for students to attain the knowledge and skills required to create and maintain built environments for living, working and entertainment purposes, as well as to explore issues in the real estate development process and the industry as a whole.

Program Delivery Options

Program delivery options for the Construction Management program include:

  • A traditional 5-year with co-op
  • A part-time study option
  • The Drexel University and Burlington County College (BCC) option:
    Drexel University and Burlington County College (BCC) have joined together to create a unique educational opportunity: Drexel at BCC. This partnership enables BCC students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University while remaining on BCC’s Mount Laurel campus.

Additional Information

For additional information, visit the Construction Management website or contact;

James Tsafos, PhD
215.895.6024
tsafosjm@drexel.edu

Degree Requirements 

English/Communication
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication3.0
COM 330Professional Presentations3.0
Mathematics
MATH 110Precalculus3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
Science
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society I3.0
ENVS 272Physical Geology4.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
Business
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Humanities and Social Science
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
Three Humanities and Social Science Electives9.0
Professional Core - Construction Science
CMGT 161Building Materials and Construction Methods I3.0
CMGT 162Building Materials and Construction Methods II3.0
CMGT 163Building Materials and Construction Methods III3.0
CMGT 251Construction Surveying3.0
CMGT 263Understanding Construction Drawings3.0
CMGT 266Building Systems I3.0
CMGT 267Building Systems II3.0
CMGT 365Soil Mechanics in Construction4.0
CMGT 371Structural Aspects in Construction I3.0
CMGT 372Structural Aspects in Construction II3.0
Professional Core - Construction
CMGT 101Introduction to Construction Management3.0
CMGT 240Economic Planning for Construction3.0
CMGT 261Construction Safety3.0
CMGT 262Building Codes3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 363Estimating I3.0
CMGT 364Estimating II3.0
CMGT 450Construction Management of Field Operations3.0
CMGT 461Construction Management3.0
CMGT 463Value Engineering3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
Construction Electives
Select four of the following:12.0
Information Technologies in Construction
Introduction to Sustainability in Construction
Heavy Construction Principles & Practices
Marketing Construction Services
Real Estate
Construction Seminar: Contemporary Issues
Productivity in Construction
Other Approved CMGT Elective *
Construction Capstone
CMGT 499Construction Management Independent Study Project3.0
University Requirements
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience2.0
Free Electives 12.0
Total Credits184.5

*

Students may choose another construction elective but the permission of the Program is required.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
CMGT 101Introduction to Construction Management3.0
CMGT 161Building Materials and Construction Methods I3.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 110Precalculus3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 2
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
CMGT 162Building Materials and Construction Methods II3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
CMGT 163Building Materials and Construction Methods III3.0
CMGT 263Understanding Construction Drawings3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
CMGT 261Construction Safety3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 5
CMGT 262Building Codes3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
ENVS 272Physical Geology4.0
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
Humanities/Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
CMGT 240Economic Planning for Construction3.0
CMGT 266Building Systems I3.0
CMGT 371Structural Aspects in Construction I3.0
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
CMGT 267Building Systems II3.0
CMGT 371Structural Aspects in Construction I3.0
COM 330Professional Presentations3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
CMGT 251Construction Surveying3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 363Estimating I3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society I3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 364Estimating II3.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
Construction Management elective*3.0
Humanities/Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
CMGT 365Soil Mechanics in Construction4.0
CMGT 450Construction Management of Field Operations3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
CMGT 461Construction Management3.0
Two Construction Management electives*6.0
Humanities/Social science elective 3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
CMGT 463Value Engineering3.0
CMGT 499Construction Management Independent Study Project3.0
Construction Management elective*3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 184.5

 

*

 See degree requirements.

 

Real Estate Concentration

The concentration in real estate provides students with training in issues such as project finance, real estate as investment, design and construction, operations, development law, environmental remediation, public policy, market analysis, and architecture. For this specialization, students take the same Construction Management (CMGT) core requirements, replacing some electives with the concentration-specific courses.

English/Communication
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication3.0
COM 330Professional Presentations3.0
Mathematics
MATH 110Precalculus3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
Science
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society I3.0
ENVS 272Physical Geology4.0
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 113General Chemistry I Laboratory1.5
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
Business
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
HRMT 323Principles of Human Resource Administration4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Humanities and Social Science
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
Three Humanities and Social Science Electives9.0
Professional Core - Construction Science
CMGT 161Building Materials and Construction Methods I3.0
CMGT 162Building Materials and Construction Methods II3.0
CMGT 163Building Materials and Construction Methods III3.0
CMGT 251Construction Surveying3.0
CMGT 263Understanding Construction Drawings3.0
CMGT 266Building Systems I3.0
CMGT 267Building Systems II3.0
CMGT 365Soil Mechanics in Construction4.0
CMGT 371Structural Aspects in Construction I3.0
CMGT 372Structural Aspects in Construction II3.0
Professional Core - Construction
CMGT 240Economic Planning for Construction3.0
CMGT 101Introduction to Construction Management3.0
CMGT 261Construction Safety3.0
CMGT 262Building Codes3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 363Estimating I3.0
CMGT 364Estimating II3.0
CMGT 450Construction Management of Field Operations3.0
CMGT 461Construction Management3.0
CMGT 463Value Engineering3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
Concentration in Real Estate
ARCH 432The Development Process3.0
CMGT 468Real Estate3.0
REAL 310Introduction to Real Estate3.0
REAL 320Real Estate Law - Principle & Practice3.0
REAL 330Facilities & Property Management3.0
REAL 470Real Estate Investments - Market & Feasibility Analysis3.0
University Requirements
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience2.0
Free Electives 9.0
Total Credits184.5


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the construction management program have secured positions as project managers, estimators, schedulers, and field superintendents for general contractors, subcontractors, and construction managers. Many are employed as owner representatives working for architectural firms, consulting engineering firms, commercial companies and institutions that have needs for building or other construction projects. Some have risen to executive positions within companies while others own their own firms. Graduates have also returned to the program after obtaining positions in the field to teach and share expertise.

The Goodwin College of Professional Studies offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management as well as a Certificate Program in Construction Management. Depending on student goals, each option provides a strong educational foundation for successful performance and/or entrance into the construction industry.

Employers

Some of the companies that have hired Drexel students as co-op or full-time employees:

  • Gilbane Building Company
  • L.F. Driscoll Construction Company
  • American Infrastructure
  • Pennoni Associates
  • Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Intech Construction Managers
  • Urban Engineers, Inc.

Potential Careers

Construction Manager: Coordinates a venture from its initial development through final construction. Develops a schedule and ensures the project is completed on time and within budget. Obtains necessary licenses and permits and oversees the progress of the project.

Cost Estimator: Prepares information about costs that are necessary for a business to bid on a contract or to determine the profitability of a proposed product. Assembles information about factors that can influence costs such as materials, labor, location, and special machinery requirements, including computer hardware and software.

Project Manager: Develops requirements, budgets, and timetables for a firm’s construction plans to ensure that the projects are successful. Determines the tasks to complete, assigns responsibilities to team members, and sees the project through from conception to completion.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more information on career opportunities.

Minor in Construction Management

Students in civil engineering, architectural engineering and architecture may select to pursue construction management as a minor area of study. Because construction is inherently related to design in these disciplines, the construction management minor can be a natural extension of each field of study. 

The requirements for the minor include:

  • completion of a minimum of 24.0 credits
  • courses used to fulfill general education requirements may not be counted toward an academic minor
  • up to nine credits earned within the student's major may be counted toward the minor with minor department approval.
  • prerequisite courses may be counted toward the minor if recommended by the minor department.

Required Courses
CMGT 161Building Materials and Construction Methods I3.0
CMGT 162Building Materials and Construction Methods II3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
CMGT 362Contracts and Specifications II3.0
CMGT 363Estimating I3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
Select two of the following: *6.0
Construction Safety
Understanding Construction Drawings
Estimating II
Construction Management
Value Engineering
Marketing Construction Services

*

Choice of electives must be approved by the department based on the student's major field and prior experience.

Certain courses within the student's major may also be used to meet the minor requirements. These include:

ARCH 261Environmental Systems I3.0
ARCH 262Environmental Systems II3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
ARCH 161Architectural Construction *3.0
Total Credits12.0

*

ARCH 161 can be substituted for CMGT 161 for Architects. An elective may be substituted for CMGT 162.

Courses

CMGT 101 Introduction to Construction Management 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce the basic history and management concepts of the construction industry to students with the expectation that upon completion students will have an overview of the industry. Career choices, industry firms, and key players in the Construction Management process will be explored.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Junior or Senior

CMGT 161 Building Materials and Construction Methods I 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to explore the range of building materials in use today and their interrelationships in a construction project. Topics will include a study of the major components of construction materials, the selection process, specification, alternatives, procurement, placement and quality management for the building systems covered. Foundations, excavations, wood framing and steel construction and the role these materials play in the success of a project once chosen will be considered and evaluated.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE

CMGT 162 Building Materials and Construction Methods II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 161. Covers concrete, reinforced concrete, site cast and pre-cast concrete, brick and concrete masonry, reinforced masonry, and properties of these materials and construction methods associated with them.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 163 Building Materials and Construction Methods III 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 162. Covers roofing systems, glass, glazing, windows, doors, cladding systems, interior finishes, the properties of these materials and construction methods associated with each of them.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE
Prerequisites: CMGT 162 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 240 Economic Planning for Construction 3.0 Credits

Covers techniques for economic decision making for building and infrastructure construction topics. Topics include cash flow, present worth analysis, equivalent annual worth, rate of return, risk analysis, and benefit/cost analysis.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE
Prerequisites: MATH 121 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 251 Construction Surveying 3.0 Credits

Covers the theory and use of surveying instruments and principles of plane and topographic surveying. Introduces satellite positioning, geomatics, and other modern surveying techniques related to construction.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE
Prerequisites: MATH 121 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 261 Construction Safety 3.0 Credits

Covers OSHA liability, general safety, hazard communication, fire, material handling, tools, welding, electricity, scaffolding, fall protection, cranes, heavy equipment, excavation, concrete, ladders and stairways, confined space entry, personal protective equipment, and health hazards. Course approved by the osha Training Institute.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 262 Building Codes 3.0 Credits

Familiarizes students with the content of the boca International Building Code (emphasizing the non-structural provisions), the purpose and intent of code requirements, and how to apply the code to structures and occupancies. Examines how the code is used as a tool in design and construction and prepares students for the advent of a single model building code planned for the nation.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is EE.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 263 Understanding Construction Drawings 3.0 Credits

This course examines a variety of construction documents, including drawings, details, graphic standards, sections, and quantities for competitive bidding and execution of projects. Both residential and commercial construction documents will be examined.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 162 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 264 Construction Management of Field Operations 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and support construction field operations. Knowledge areas include contract administration, project engineering, site superintendence, and other topics critical to field operations.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CMGT 101 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 163 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 263 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 265 Information Technologies in Construction 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to expose students to a large variety of information technologies in construction and will discuss the impact of these technologies on work environments, processes, and work quality. Students will investigate a variety of issues surrounding IT in construction including implementation, standards, integration, knowledge management and the underlying technology.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 266 Building Systems I 3.0 Credits

This course covers construction management and design concepts relating to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and the integration of these systems into the building design and construction process.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 267 Building Systems II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 266. This course covers construction management concepts relating to electrical systems, wiring, lighting, signal and data systems, and transportation systems and the integration of these into the building design and construction process.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CMGT 266 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 355 Introduction to Sustainability in Construction 3.0 Credits

An overview of the design and construction of high performance buildings. Students will gain topical familiarity with the wide range of issues related to sustainable design and construction. The USGBC's green building certification program will be covered in detail. Both historical and contemporary case studies will be utilized.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 361 Contracts And Specifications I 3.0 Credits

Analyzes construction contracts, specifications, and practices with regard to business law and liability. Required for construction management students. Elective for others. Fall.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 362 Contracts and Specifications II 3.0 Credits

Continues CMGT 361. Examines contractor, architect, and engineer responsibilities through case studies and class discussions. Winter.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CMGT 361 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 363 Estimating I 3.0 Credits

Covers discussion of the estimating function and review and applications of material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects. Includes types of approximate and precise methods of estimating and their uses, and computer applications. Required for construction management students.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MATH 110 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 263 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 364 Estimating II 3.0 Credits

Covers pricing and bidding of construction work including cost factors, labor and equipment, productivity factors, prices databases, job direct and indirect costs, methods of estimating time, materials, equipment, subcontractors' work, general expenses, and profit, bid preparations and submission, and computer applications.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 363 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 365 Soil Mechanics in Construction 4.0 Credits

Gives an overview of the types of problems encountered in geotechnical construction. Subjects covered will be composition, groundwater fundamentals, settlement and consolidation, stability of earth slopes, types of foundations and behavior of difficult soils.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 102 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 366 Construction Accounting and Financial Management 3.0 Credits

This course brings together all of the key principles from general business accounting, financial management, and engineering economics needed by construction managers vis-a-vis the unique characteristics of the construction industry, and addresses how these principles are specifically applied in the construction industry, and how they should interact effectively to ensure the efficient and profitable management of construction projects and companies.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ACCT 116 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 364 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 240 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 371 Structural Aspects in Construction I 3.0 Credits

The first of two course series designed specifically for construction management majors. The sequence addresses the interactions of different kinds of loads with common structural elements and design considerations for typical construction materials. This course places emphasis on the design of wood framed construction.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: CMGT 161 [Min Grade: D] and MATH 102 [Min Grade: D] and PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 372 Structural Aspects in Construction II 3.0 Credits

The second part in a two-course sequence for Construction Management majors. The course places emphasis on the design and analysis of concrete and steel frame construction.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CMGT 371 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 380 Special Topics in Construction Management 12.0 Credits

Examines a variety of topics in the construction industry. Past topics have included real estate.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 450 Construction Management of Field Operations 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to equip students with knowledge and skills required to successfully manage and support construction field operations. Knowledge areas include contract administration, project engineering, site superintendence, and other topics critical to field operations.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: CMGT 101 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 163 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 263 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 451 Heavy Construction Principles & Practices 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to provide students an introduction to the principles and practices employed in heavy construction. The course content is presented from a practical perspective focusing on actual field applications.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

CMGT 461 Construction Management 3.0 Credits

Covers construction management concepts and practices, the management system, construction planning and programming, project control, environmental management, total quality management, and ethics in construction management. Winter.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is ARCH or major is CIVE or major is CMGT or major is INTR and classification is Junior or Pre-Junior or Senior.

CMGT 463 Value Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers the value concept, value engineering job plan, and techniques of project selection.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 465 Marketing Construction Services 3.0 Credits

Applies marketing principles to the construction industry. Includes understanding the roles of market research, business development planning, and networking techniques. Students will acquire the skills and techniques to prepare a winning presentation.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

CMGT 467 Techniques of Project Control 4.0 Credits

This course covers construction planning, scheduling, network systems, and communications required for project control, diagram logic, and claims prevention.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: CMGT 163 [Min Grade: D] and CMGT 263 [Min Grade: D]

CMGT 468 Real Estate 3.0 Credits

Overview of the development process including site selection, residential densities, market analysis and cash flow analysis.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CMGT 469 Construction Seminar: Contemporary Issues 3.0 Credits

This course is intended to prepare students for professional practice through a survey of the current and future state of the industry.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CMGT 470 Productivity in Construction 3.0 Credits

Explores the evaluation of construction management's effectiveness. Overview of techniques required for improvement of construction field efficiency including quality management, productivity measurements, method improvement, human factors, and communications.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CMGT 499 Construction Management Independent Study Project 0.5-4.0 Credits

This course is a capstone course intended to be a culminating experience in the Construction Management Program.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

Construction Management Faculty

Charles Cook, PhD (New York University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Construction management; project management; leadership and teambuilding; oral and written communication.
Robert Muir Jr.,, PhD (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Construction management; value engineering; management of field operations; planning and scheduling; project management; heavy and industrial construction.
Richard Sievert, PhD (Northwestern University). Associate Clinical Professor. Project management and construction management; value engineering; cost reduction and waste minimization; facilities planning and management; marketing and selling professional services; quality management, engineering and construction business administration.
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