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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

Spring 2017 Enrollment Number: 188.

FY 2016-2017 Graduation Number: 38.

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.

Educational Program Objectives

1.  Provide to construction students the basic skills necessary to plan, organize and control resources to manage the overall construction process.
2.  Provide to construction students the technical knowledge and problem solving skills for a career in construction.
3.  Provide to construction students the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, define and compare design alternatives.
4.  Provide to construction students necessary communication skills for the successful practice of the construction profession.
5.  Provide to construction students the professional opportunities and skills to pursue life-long learning within the broader societal context of the construction profession.

Learning Outcomes

1.   An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and management.
2.   An ability to analyze and interpret data.
3.   An ability to design a system or process (including bids, estimates, schedules, etc.) to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, and sustainability.
4.   An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
5.   An ability to identify, formulate, and solve management problems.
6.   An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7.   An ability to communicate effectively.
8.   The broad education necessary to understand the impact of management solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
9.   A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern management tools necessary for construction industry practice.

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.

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) 231-7879
Fax: (701) 231-7431

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