B.S. in Construction Management

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The Program

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 other resources 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 program leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), http://www.acce-hq.org                                                                

A complete description of BS in Construction Management can be found in NDSU Catalog . After admitted to the program, each student will be assigned to a faculty member adviser. The advisor will work with the student to develop a plan of study, the road map to earn the BS degree in Construction Management. An overall minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and a minor in Business Administration with a minor GPA of 2.50 are required to graduate with a BS degree in Construction Management.

Program Mission Statement

The Construction Management undergraduate program prepares nationally competitive graduates for successful careers in the construction management profession.

Program Objectives
  1. Provide a comprehensive curriculum to meet the construction industry's needs.
  2. Produce graduates with communication skills to successfully practice in the construction profession.
  3. Promote professional opportunities such as guest speakers, scholarships, and internships from the construction industry to students.

The Program Objectives support the department and program missions, and are further connected to the Program Learning Outcomes.

Program Learning Outcomes

Before July 1, 2023, the Construction Management program has adopted the 20 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) defined by ACCE as the Program leaning Outcomes. Upon graduation from Construction Management program, graduates shall be able to:

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

After July 1, 2023, the CM program has adopted the newly revised 17 Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) defined by ACCE as the new Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). Upon graduation from Construction Management program, graduates shall be able to:

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  8. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  9. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  10. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  11. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  12. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  13. Understand construction project control processes.
  14. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  15. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  16. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  17. Understand the basic principles of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.

Annual Number of Graduates 

 

 Semester and year

Graduates

Fall 2017

20

Spring 2018

24

Fall 2018

28

Spring 2019

23

Fall 2019

18

Spring 2020

32

Fall 2020

14

Spring 2021

30

Fall 2021

14

Spring 2022

30

Fall 2022

14

Spring 2023

 

Fall 2023

 

Spring 2024

 

Number of Annual Enrollment

Semester and year

 

Enrollment

Fall 2017

207

Spring 2018

190

Fall 2018

199

Spring 2019

185

Fall 2019

197

Spring 2020

196

Fall 2020

193

Spring 2021

177

Fall 2021

172

Spring 2022

175

Fall 2022189
Spring 2023184
Fall 2023
Spring 2024
Fall 2024
Summary Reports of SLO Achievement

 Academic Year

Reports

2020-2021

AY 2020-21 Assessment

2021-2022

AY 2021-22 Assessment (Supplement to AY 2020-21 Report)

2022-2023

Will be available soon

2023-2024

 

2024-2025

 

 

Summary Reports of PO Achievement

 Academic Year

Reports

2022-2023

Will be available soon

2023-2024

 

2024-2025

 

 

Weblink to the NDSU Admission Requirements

Prospective first-year students can find the university admission requirement at the NDSU Website: https://www.ndsu.edu/admission/how_to_apply/first_year/requirements   

Transfer student admission requirements can be found at the NDSU Website: https://www.ndsu.edu/admission/how_to_apply/transfer/requirements. Additionally, a 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for any transfer student who took college level coursework to be admitted in the BS in Construction Management program.

CM Classification of Instruction Program (CIP) Code

The Classification of Instruction Program (CIP) Code for B.S. in Construction Management at NDSU is 15.1001.

 

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