Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog

Construction Management, B.S.



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Construction Management, B.S. Program (120 units)


Program Description

The goals of the B.S. degree in Construction Management are to prepare effective managers for public and private construction projects, to prepare the workforce required by the construction industry, and to enable high school graduates, transfer students and working professionals to assume leadership roles in the construction industry. Special attention is given to promote students participating in internships and working professionals with classes offered mainly at times convenient to students.

Career Opportunities

With the expected increase in large construction work, in part stemming from the increase in public spending on California’s transportation infrastructure improvement, there is considerable demand for individuals who can technically and scientifically manage large construction projects. Also, there are increasing opportunities from the local and regional high tech sector for expansion and new construction projects. The construction industry, as a whole, is one of the largest industries in the nation with a great need for skilled project managers. Sample jobs are construction manager, site manager and others.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Construction Management will be able to:
  • Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  • Create a construction project safety plan.
  • Create construction project cost estimates.
  • Create construction project schedules.
  • Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  • Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  • Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  • Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  • Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  • Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  • Understand construction risk management.
  • Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  • Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  • Understand construction project control processes.
  • Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  • Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  • Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  • Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

Degree Requirements Unit-Outline

  • A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 120 units:
    • The major requirements consists of 78 units;
    • General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
    • Free Electives may consist of 0 units (actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).

Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or that a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.

Construction Management Major Requirements (81 units)


Lower Division Core


The following 37 units of interdisciplinary coursework is required:

Elective Courses


Select one (1) course for 3 units from the following (or other 300 and/or 400 level courses with department approval):

Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements


In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate requirements for graduation, which are described in the Requirements, Exams & Testing  chapter of this catalog. 

Department Courses Listed by Course Type


Engineering Courses

School of Engineering

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Courses

Computer Engineering

Construction Management

Construction Management: Graduate

Engineering

Engineering: Graduate

Industrial Engineering

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