About the Major

The construction management curriculum has been developed to provide students with a strong foundational knowledge in the areas of construction contract administration and specifications, construction field operations, construction costs and bidding, construction scheduling and project control, construction law and ethics, construction safety and inspection, construction project monitoring and control, and construction project management. Additional coursework includes mathematics, sciences, economics, technical writing, oral communications, and business. (Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, 2019).

Skills and abilities the major develops include: construction management, business management, collaboration, project management, cost and product estimation, decision-making and leadership skills, compliance with regulations, and analytical and time-management skills.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Civil engineering drafting
  • Construction material and systems
  • Construction field operations
  • Construction cost and bidding
  • Construction law and ethics
  • Construction scheduling

Possible Careers

  • Project managers
  • Construction manager
  • Field superintendents
  • Corporate safety director
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler

Where could I work?

  • Cityscape Residential
  • Duke Energy
  • HNTB Corporation
  • Pepper Construction Group
  • Rieth-Riley Construction Inc.
  • Shiel Sexton
  • Westport Homes

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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