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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Program


Construction management is a combination of advanced 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 capital, people, machines, and materials 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 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Program Statistics

Enrollment Number: Fall 2016 - 189 ; Spring 2017 - 188. Fall 2017 - 214; Spring 2018 - 195.

Graduation Number: Fall 2016 - 9; Spring 2017 - 29; Fall 2017 - 21; Spring 2018 - 50.

Department Mission Statement

The Department of Construction Management and Engineering provides quality educational programs that prepare nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in the construction engineering and management professions.

Program Learning Objectives (PLO)

Program Learning Outcomes establish the minimum level of learning outcomes, defined by the Construction Management program. The Construction Management program shall provide students, by the time of their graduation:

1. The basic skills necessary to plan, organize, monitor and control resources to manage the overall construction process.
2. The knowledge and skills to apply computer and software applications for a career in construction.
3. The knowledge and skills necessary to identify, define, and compare construction materials, methods, and equipment alternatives.
4. The necessary communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
5. The professional abilities and skills to pursue lifeā€long learning within the broader societal context of the construction profession.

The Program Learning Outcomes are further supported by the Student Learning Outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes establish the minimum level of learning and the body of knowledge, defined by ACCE, that students are expected to achieve or have by the time of graduation. 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.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students can find university admission requirements for freshman and transfer students on the NDSU Website. Additional transfer student admission requirements can be found at the university transfer student website. A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for any prospective student who took college level coursework to be admitted in the BS in Construction Management program. 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.

A complete description of BS in Construction Management can be found in NDSU Bulletin. Additional curriculum information can be found in Curriculum Guide, Course Descriptions (, and CM&E Course Prerequisites. After admitted to the program, each student will be assigned to a faculty member. The faculty member will work with the student to develop a plan of study, the road map to earn the BS degree in Construction Management.

Admission Contact Information
North Dakota State University
Ceres 114
Dept. 5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643
Fax: (701) 231-8802

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Department of Construction Management and Engineering
North Dakota State University
Dept. 2475, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-6202
Fax: (701) 231-7431

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