The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is an interdisciplinary program in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. The program prepares students for a challenging career in the construction industry-as future leaders in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. It concentrates on the skills and understanding necessary to excel as a construction management professional and to compete in the marketplace. Graduates are engaged by owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, architects and engineers, lenders and other construction industry participants.
The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program covers a broad range of subjects in engineering and construction management, such as planning, cost estimating, scheduling, project management and construction administration. The program also exposes students to the latest applications in construction research and technology. The program teaches students the fundamentals of engineering and construction science, as well as business aspects of construction and the application of traditional and emerging construction methods and technologies. Students also study basic economics, accounting and management principles.
Courses and projects in the program’s junior and senior years illustrate current project management principles and methods by using materials from, and site visits to, construction projects led by experienced mentors.
Beyond the classroom, real-world work experience is available through internships and summer and part-time employment and through professional organizations and associated student chapters, including the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the New York Building Congress (NYBC). NYU’s Career Management Center also supports these efforts.
Goals and Objectives
The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is to provide the following for its students:
• A solid foundation of knowledge in mathematics and the basic sciences as applied to construction management.
• The knowledge and skills to excel at an entry-level position as a construction professional and/or continue graduate study in construction management or a related field.
• The necessary written and oral communications skills to enable graduates to pursue leadership opportunities.
• A thorough understanding of state-of-the-art techniques and tools in construction management involving three-dimensional computer modeling, building information modeling (BIM), integration of information technology and the application of innovative planning, design and construction administration methodologies.
• A broad education in preparation for lifelong learning and individual growth. Students are required to take courses in writing and the humanities. Electives allow students to further customize their education to enhance individual interests.
Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. The Department has adopted the eleven (11) fundamental outcomes specified by ABET, as they cover the full breadth and depth of the abilities and skills needed:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences;
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
(c) an ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs;
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
(e) an ability to identify and solve applied science problems;
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
(g) an ability to communicate effectively;
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context;
(i) a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.