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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Construction Management will be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or engineering to areas relevant to construction.
  2. Formulate or design a system, process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.
  3. Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data, and use construction science and professional judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global,  economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty

In addition, the program curriculum enables students to achieve the construction management program criteria competencies as listed below:

  • P01. Construction project management from pre-design through commissioning; 
  • P02. project life-cycle and sustainability; 
  • P03. health and safety, accident prevention, and regulatory compliance; 
  • P04. law, contract documents administration, and dispute prevention and resolution; 
  • P05. materials, labor, and methods of construction; 
  • P06. finance and accounting principles; 
  • P07. planning and scheduling; 
  • P08. cost management including plan reading, quantity take offs and estimating; 
  • P09. project delivery methods; 
  • P10. leadership and managing people; 
  • P11. business and communication skills.

Program Roadmaps

These program roadmaps represent recommended pathways through the program. Please see an advisor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs.

4-Year Freshman Roadmap

Construction Management, B.S.  

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.

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 Undergrad Baccalaureate & Program Requirements  chapter of this catalog. 

Department Courses Listed by Course Type

Engineering Courses

School of Engineering

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Computer Engineering

Construction Management

Construction Management: Graduate


Engineering: Graduate

Industrial Engineering


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