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2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.


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Program Description

The Department of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management designed for individuals who are planning to advance their knowledge and careers for managing construction projects.
 
The goals of the B.S. in Construction Management are to prepare effective managers for public and private construction projects, to prepare the workforce required for the state’s transportation infrastructure improvements, and to enable high school graduates, transfer students and working professionals to assume leadership roles in the construction industry. Students will take required courses in computer aided construction design, construction material and methods, legal and environmental issues in construction, project planning and control, project management, soil mechanics and cost estimating. Issues in construction safety, building codes, electrical and mechanical systems and cost accounting are also covered. Students will also have a broad choice of electives from courses in construction management, engineering, or business to personalize their expertise.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management is to prepare effective managers to lead public and private construction projects, prepare a technically capable management workforce required for the state’s transportation infrastructure improvement projects, and enable high school graduates, transfer students and working professionals to assume leadership roles in construction industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Construction Management from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  1. have knowledge in the core construction management areas (construction materials and methods, safety, codes, scheduling, commissioning, planning and control, project management, construction law, cost accounting, human resources management, environmental and safety issues in construction),
  2. have knowledge in broad areas of construction management beyond the core areas,
  3. communicate effectively,
  4. function in teams,
  5. have the knowledge of sustainable building and construction techniques and relevant state regulations,
  6. have an awareness of the complex environment (involving professional and ethical responsibilities) in which they will practice their profession,
  7. educate themselves and be prepared for lifelong learning and professional development, and
  8. have experience in solving real life problems. 

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 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.

Features

The B.S. in Construction Management is designed to accommodate full time students as well as working students. The majority of faculty have significant construction management work experience. Students will have the opportunity to take elective courses in engineering, business, or science to broaden their skills.

Admission

The B.S. in Construction Management is open to individuals planning a career or advancing their career in the construction industry and who meet general university requirements for freshmen or transfer students (see Admission/Undergraduate chapter of the catalog).

Degree Requirements

The major consists of 128 units; the B.S. in Construction Management requires the completion of 180 quarter units distributed among required courses and electives.

Sample Program

A Sample Program for this degree can be found at the department website:http://www20.csueastbay.edu/csci/departments/engineering/index.html.

Degree Requirements


The major consists of 128 units; the B.S. in Construction Management requires the completion of 180 quarter units distributed among required courses and electives.

Sample Program


A Sample Program for this degree can be found at the department website: www20.csueastbay.edu/csci/departments/engineering/index.html.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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