2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

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Construction Management (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Teresa Keys Hall, Department Head
Department of Construction and Operations Management
Solberg Hall 116
605-688-6417

Program Information

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:       

  1. 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;
  2. Apply principles of contemporary management techniques, critical thinking skills, and mathematics and science to solve problems, and manage construction projects; and,
  3. 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:

  1.  An ability to 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. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion & Equity)
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)

Academic Requirements

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.  

Requirements for Construction Management Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Total Required Credits: 120


Internship Program


Students have the opportunity to work in industry and receive technical elective credit for the experience through CM 494. A formal work plan must be approved by the Internship Coordinator prior to registering for credit and entering the field.  Further information can be found in the course syllabus and internship policy.

Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science

System General Education Requirements 32 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 57 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 31 Credit Hours
Electives** 0 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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