Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Prepares you for professional practice as a construction manager. Provides a well-rounded educational background in business, construction management and science, liberal arts, management, mathematics, and college physics. The program emphasizes construction science courses that are for the most part noncalculus-based.

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Program Objectives

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of construction managers in all areas of construction practice
  • Graduates will be capable of advancement in the construction profession
  • Qualified graduates will be capable of pursuing advanced study

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Upon graduation from UNLV Construction Management Program a graduate shall be able to:

  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 an effective 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 all 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 plumbing systems.

Program Policies

  • All required and elective courses in engineering, construction management, mathematics, science, business, information science, and English must be completed with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better before taking the next course.
  • Students must complete all premajor courses before promotion to Advanced Standing. Promotion to Advanced Standing requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 and a grade of C or better in all courses specified in No. 2 above.
  • All Construction Management majors must take the American Institute of Constructor’s Constructor Qualification Examination (CQE) Level I Construction Fundamentals within one year prior to anticipated date of graduation. A good-faith effort on the exam is required.

Career Possibilities

A Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) is intended to provide graduates with analytical, management and communications skills that enable them to plan, schedule, organize and estimate costs for construction projects. Construction managers also communicate and coordinate with diverse teams of professionals such as architects, engineers, inspectors and skilled trades in both offices and at construction sites.

Accreditation

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

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Program Information