Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
Dr. Shekar Viswanathan
This program fills a pressing need in the construction industry for individuals to conduct and manage activities within the construction industry. It has been developed with significant industry guidance and assistance. The Industry experts are aware that there has been substantial growth in this industry, causing a shortage of individuals with the proper training due to a lack of alignment of academic programs and industry needs. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program is to provide students with a well-rounded education in written and verbal communication, technical construction fundamentals, mathematics, business, law, humanities, fine arts, and social, behavioral and natural sciences that will prepare them for a career at management, administrative, and ownership positions in the construction industry. This degree program will prepare the student for careers such as construction executive, project manager, project engineer/coordinator, field engineer, planning/scheduling engineer, cost engineer, cost estimator, quality and safety controller, construction superintendent, CAD drafter, and facilities engineer. Additionally, graduates with experience, interest, and/or knowledge about specific construction trades will be capable of performing in a large number of management and administrative positions within respective subcontracting companies, including trades such as carpentry, excavation, concrete work, plumbing, structural steel, cabinetry, roofing, insulation, drywall, electrical, HVAC, and landscaping.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Effectively communicate through written, verbal, and graphical
- Demonstrate knowledge of engineering science and mathematics
and its application in problem solving.
- Analyze structural system.
- Recognize ethical issues and apply professional standards in
- Utilize appropriate computer tools for engineering problems.
- Apply modern methods for surveying and metrics.
- Exhibit a fundamental understanding of building mechanical
and electrical systems.
- Demonstrate cost estimating and scheduling techniques.
- Integrate and apply field inspection techniques and safety standards.
- Apply the principles of project management and control.
- Apply construction accounting principles and analyze financial reports.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects of construction
- Assess conflict and identify resolution strategies.
- Work effectively in a team environment.
To receive a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, students must complete at least 180 units as articulated below; to include a minimum of 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements; 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students are expected to possess or have access to a computer and Internet connection including an e-mail account outside of National University for course projects and assignments. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding application and evaluation.
Preparation for the Major
(15 courses; 64.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major
(19 courses; 82.5 quarter units)
Engineering Senior Project
(2 courses; 9 quarter units)