The management of construction has seen dramatic changes and growth in the last few decades and has resulted in increased risk, responsibilities and obligation for the constructor. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program has a curriculum designed to blend engineering, architecture, design, technology, and business to produce a professional who can manage construction processes effectively and efficiently. CM graduates have industry accepted skills and acquire the much needed knowledge necessary to execute the responsibilities and obligations required for their profession. Graduates taking the Certified Professional Constructor process receive formal recognition of the education and experience that defines the constructor as a professional.
The degree program has four distinct areas. The first area includes the general education courses required by LSU. These are courses in English, math, natural sciences, social science, art, and humanities. The second area is engineering with courses in theory, design, and application. The third area is business administration with courses in management, accounting, finance, law, and economics. The fourth area comprises of courses specifically designed for construction management majors. These include communication, ethics, graphics, estimating, contract, project planning and scheduling, construction methods, cost control, administration, and project management. It is the only four-year program in the nation that offers area of specialization in industrial, highway, commercial, and residential construction.
The curriculum is fully accredited by:
American Council for Construction Education
1717 North Loop 1604 East, Suite 320
San Antonio, Texas 78232-1570
Upon completion of the degree program, construction management students will be able to:
- Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Apply appropriate knowledge of mathematics, science, and business fundamentals.
- Apply construction management skills as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
- Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
- Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
- Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
- Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
- Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
- Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
- Create construction project cost estimates.
- Create construction project schedules.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
- Create a construction project safety plan.
- Understand construction project control processes.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Apply appropriate state-of-the-art electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.