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Construction Management Concentration

Overview

The construction management concentration prepares you with knowledge and skills essential for construction management practice. You're exposed to a planned sequence of courses preparing you to assume effective roles in construction project management and implementation, including ability to prepare construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules; perform site inspection; manage resources; and work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.

In this Program

You will:

  • Be exposed to a planned sequence of construction management specific courses preparing them to assume effective roles in construction projects implementation
  • Prepare construction documents, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Conducte site inspections
  • Manage resources
  • Work with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies

Additionally, the applied science and technology/engineering program provide you the following outcomes:

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

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.”    Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities

  • You'll be eligible to work in construction management firms, architecture and consulting firms, construction companies, and government sectors in various roles, such as project manager, project engineer, site superintendent, estimator, and scheduler, among others.
  • You'll be able to pursue licensure to teach in the public schools (grades 5 – 12) in the common core cluster areas of communication, construction, engineering design, manufacturing, power energy, and transportation, among others.
  • You'll be eligible to work in private schools, post-secondary education, and industrial and commercial settings if you choose the the non-licensure track.

Experiential Opportunities

Construction Management majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Student Groups
AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Construction Management Concentration Courses:

  • BSAD 2010 Introduction to Financial Reporting 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2025 Strength of Materials 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3045 Analysis & Design of Structural Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3022 Surveying 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3005 Heavy Highway Construction Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3028 Estimating and Bidding 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4010 Project Scheduling 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4040 Construction Law 
  • ENGT 4035 Site Planning & Land Development 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4045 Seminar in Construction 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4030 Construction Management Capstone 3 cr.

​Concentration Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses:

  • ECON 1100 Principles of Economics- Marcro 3 cr.

Program Core Courses:

  • ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2000 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses:

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.