Construction Management Major

7045
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7045 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Mission Statement

The primary objective of the construction management degree is to provide an education that leads to a leadership role in the construction industry while preparing students to become responsible members of society.

The curriculum is responsive to current social, economic and technical developments in the field of construction, and reflects the application of evolving knowledge in construction management and the behavioral sciences. The program incorporates curricula that develop management skills to reflect changes in construction technology and
management trends, and has goals that closely reflect the needs of the construction profession and society as a whole.

The major was developed to provide a curriculum to meet the specific needs of the construction industry both in Florida and throughout the United States. Those needs include professionals who understand the basics of civil engineering and business subjects such as project management, contracting, budgeting and cost control. The program was designed with input from members of the Construction Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) at Florida Tech. The board meets twice yearly to review curriculum and performance of graduates, and to provide updates on industry trends. The curriculum meets Florida Tech's core requirements within the institutional framework established for all Florida Tech programs and is consistent with the institutional mission and assessment procedures of the university.

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of 13 courses designed specifically for the construction industry and 31 existing courses, for a total of 44 courses and 127 credit hours of instruction. The construction management major is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as construction management professionals, rather than as civil engineering design professionals.

The construction management major is designed to prepare students for professional careers and graduate school. During the first two years, the emphasis is on foundation courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, engineering mechanics and business, augmented by practice-oriented civil engineering courses. The introductory construction courses include field trips and introduce the various disciplines of engineering and business management employed in the construction industry. The CAD laboratory course uses the latest CAD software, provides knowledge that is applied in the rest of the curriculum and serves as the basis for understanding, interpreting and using construction plans and specifications in construction operations.

During the second and third years, emphasis is on specific technical courses designed to provide a working knowledge of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering methods used in the design of both horizontal and vertical projects and in construction practice. In addition, business and management courses are added to develop analytical skills needed for making business and technical decisions during construction operations. The technical and business courses in the third and fourth years emphasize leadership, teamwork, oral and written communication, and ethics. The fourth year focuses on the application of these skills to real-world problems with emphasis on societal impacts and the integration of all skills into a seamless and profitable project scenario.

During the senior year, construction management majors are required to be part of a multidisciplinary capstone project team that identifies, formulates and builds a real-world construction project. In this capstone course, students must assemble information from previous courses and research current methods to accomplish project and societal goals.

Mandatory electives in humanities and social sciences provide a broader understanding of the professional work environment, human history and culture. The curriculum provides flexibility in the form of restricted and technical/business electives that allow further depth and breadth in a discipline of choice.

Freshman Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 1005 Construction Plan Reading and BIM Applications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 1000 Introduction to Civil Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 1001 Computer Applications Lab
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1000 Precalculus
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • BUS 1301 Basic Economics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 2602 Environmental Geology
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • BUS 2211 Introduction to Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 2001 Construction Methods and Operations
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1999 Physical Concepts for Construction
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • BUS 2601 Legal and Social Environments of Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 2212 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 2000 Statics and Mechanics for Construction
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 2080 Construction Measurements
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BUS 2703 Business Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3501 Management Principles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 3012 Engineering Materials
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 3013 Civil Engineering Materials Lab
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • BUS 3705 Managing Small Business
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 3000 Construction Soils
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 3001 Building Structures and Structural Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 3002 Building Mechanical and HVAC Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • CON 4000 Construction Controls: Budget, Schedule and Quality
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 4001 Building Electrical and Electronic Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 4003 Construction Estimating, Bidding and Value Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 4005 Construction Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 4091 Construction Project Proposal
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 4000 Engineering Economy and Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • CON 4006 Construction Equipment
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CON 4092 Construction Project
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CVE 4074 Leading Construction Operations
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Business Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 127
Electives
Business Electives
  • BUS 3401 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3504 Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 3601 Marketing Principles
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4425 Environmental and Urban Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4426 Environmental and Resource Economics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4503 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BUS 4212 Environmental Auditing Credit Hours: 3
Technical Electives
  • AVM 3201 Aviation Planning
    Credit Hours: 0
  • AVT 4301 Aviation Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHE 3170 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHE 4284 Industrial Safety
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4010 Geographic Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4300 Renewable Energy and the Environment
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4700 Environmental Hydrology
    (senior standing required)
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4701 Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment
    (senior standing required)
    Credit Hours: 0