Teresa Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
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The Construction Management (CM) program prepares graduates to assume entry-level management positions in construction and related industries. Our CM curriculum is primarily focused on commercial building construction, the program also covers heavy-highway-utilities and residential construction. Regardless of the construction industry sector chosen, students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to deliver construction projects with respect to scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety and the environment.
Program Educational Outcomes
SDSU Construction Management graduates will become professionals who:
- Achieve positions of increasing responsibility or leadership with employers, professional organizations or civic organizations as an indicator of professional competence, demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and successfully function in team environments;
- Apply principles of contemporary management techniques, critical thinking skills, and mathematics and science to solve problems, and manage construction projects; and,
- Continue to learn via professional organization engagement, continuing education, graduate degrees, employer-based training programs, or other development opportunities that increase productivity, open doors to promotion, and make them more effective managers.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation from the Construction Management program, our students will have:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
- a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.
Construction Management students must have a minimum grade of “C” in all construction courses that are designated as prerequisites to 300-400 level construction courses, have a 2.25 cumulative GPA.
Course Delivery Format
The program provides coursework on the Brookings campus in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings. The CM program has a dedicated computer lab for CAD, estimating, project management, and building information modeling courses and shared fabrication space in the AME Production Lab.