Jun 12, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Construction Management, B.S.


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Engineering Technology Department


Chairperson    
Nirajan Mani    
     
Professors Associate Professors Assistant Professors
Sanjay Kaul Soumitra Basu Patricia Kio
Wayne Whitfield Nirajan Mani Hong Yu
  Abdel Gabar Mustafa  

The Engineering Technology Department offers three degree programs and six concentrations as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Science & Technology (120 semester hours) with concentrations in Technology/Engineering Education 5-12 Licensure, Technology/Engineering Education Industry Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (120 semester hours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (120 semester hours) with concentrations in Architecture, Electronics Engineering Technology, Energy Management Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Construction Management Program (120 cr hrs)


The program focuses on the hands-on application, implementation and managment of science and technology.  Students apply their learned competencies to manage processes and systems.  The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (120 credit hours).

Construction Management Program Objectives


The Construction Management Program focuses on the application of technical knowledge and management sciences. Students apply their learned competencies to manage processes and systems to ensure successful completion of construction projects.

Mission:

The mission of the program is to prepare students to succeed in the construction management profession by providing them with essential technical, managerial, and communication skills and practical experiences.

Program objectives:

  • To educate students by providing a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of the construction industry.
  • To promote professional opportunities and pursue life-long learning through continuing education and advanced degree in construction management and related fields.
  • To develop individuals who are innovative and collaborative in problem solving, have high ethical standards, and are responsible for a sustainable future.

Construction Management Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to (as per ACCE accreditation requirements):

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 methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects. 

8. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process. 

9. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control. 

10. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process. 

11. Understand construction accounting and cost control. 

12. Understand construction quality assurance and control. 

13. Understand construction project control processes. 

14. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project. 

15. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction. 

16. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior. 

17. Understand the basic principles of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.   

Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses


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