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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Construction Management Bachelors Degree (BS)

The BS degree in Construction Management is designed to develop critical skills in three main areas: 1.) construction management, 2.) applied construction science, and 3.) business principles and management.  For the Fall 2019 Plan of Study, a Business Minor is integrated into the curriculum.  Oral and written communication skills are also an emphasis of the degree.  A student needs to complete 120 credit-hours to earn this degree.  An internship experience is also a graduation requirement.

The program attracts both full-time and part-time students.  Many students are engaged in construction-related employment during their time at IUPUI, which enhances their academic learning experience.  A full-time student should be able to complete the degree in four years, if they follow the prescribed Plan of Study as shown below.

Degree Requirements and Course Listing:

Student Learning Outcomes

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) that requires the evaluation of twenty (20) Student Learning Outcomes.  Each outcome is related to Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning, as shown below.

  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 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.

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Student Resources:

General Education Electives (for students admitted before Fall 2013)

Technical Electives (for students admitted before Fall 2013)

General Education Common Core (for students admitted Fall 2013 and later)

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Careers

Our Bachelor of Science degree combines the necessary skills from three important fields: engineering, construction science, and management. These skills are necessary to successfully manage construction projects. In our program, students learn how to build projects, prepare construction estimates, generate project schedules, handle field operations, administer construction contracts, use surveying equipment, perform structural designs (wood, concrete, and steel structures), understand accounting principles, determine economic feasibility, and communicate with others effectively. These skills position our students to succeed employments as:

  • Project Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Field Engineers 
  • Estimators
  • Schedulers
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Owners Representatives

The department and school invest heavily in cultivating relationships with our industry partners to ensure the availability of internship and part-time work experience for our students throughout their educational career. The Office of Career Services and Professional Development was established to accomplish the mission of assisting students in finding well-suited employment during their study and upon the completion of their degrees. Our students get internship opportunities with General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Design-Build Firms, Owners’ Organizations, Public Agencies, and other Related Fields.

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