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California State University, USA, Los Angeles

Construction Management, B.Sc.

  • Construction Management, B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 2,255

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

U.S. construction is one of the largest industries in the U.S. indeed in the world. The sheer size of the industry, as well as the sophistication and cost of modern construction operations requires managers who possess a high level of construction knowledge and skill. The fact that California has more than 300,000 licensed contractors while its universities graduate fewer than 500 with Construction Management bachelor degrees per year predicts an unlimited demand for university-educated construction managers in the foreseeable future.

Career Opportunities

The construction industry is vital to economy and society. Careers are on offer in building and assembling infrastructure, and construction projects in homes and buildings. Careers in construction include project managers and construction managers, who coordinate and plan the work to be done by construction workers and skilled labourers and oversee the overall operations of the site and project. Professionals in this role should have a bachelors degree or significant work experience in the field. Other hands-on careers include labourers, construction equipment operators, plumbers, electricians and welders who may work directly for construction companies or work under contract for specific job purposes. In addition, there are many other careers associated with the construction industry including estimators, surveyors, contract administrators and inspectors that are charged with ensuring proper building codes and safety regulations. While advanced degrees can now help individuals gain the skill necessary to work in this field, much of the work involves practical, hands-on experience and technical knowledge of the materials and functioning properties of fixtures and structures. Individuals in this field typically enjoy working outdoors using physical labour and manually working on projects, and should be interested in how things work. There is a great deal of coordinating and planning in the field is imperative. Many professionals and workers in the construction field may work based on specific project contracts for large companies, small projects and individual clients. Professionals in the field must work with a variety of stakeholders, including the client, government authorities, planners and designers, and building code and regulation inspectors.

Course Overview

The Construction Management Department Chico State University's Construction Management (CM) Program, established in 1977, became a Bachelor of Science degree fully accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in 1987. Today Chico State's BSCM degree is the largest CM program in California and one of the largest in the country. The construction industry continues to aggressively recruit our graduates, and to provide financial support of our program. Statistics indicate that CM graduates are some of the most heavily recruited graduates from the university. The achievements of our alumni within the industry, the many regional and national awards won by our undergraduates, and the impressive performance of CM students during internships and summer employment are evidence of the program's success. The CM faculty Since its inception, the Department of Construction Management has hired faculty with a beneficial blend of academic preparation, successful teaching experience at the college and/or university level, and most importantly significant experience managing construction operations. Construction companies that routinely recruit and hire our graduates tell us that this deep personal experience managing construction operations and companies translates to quality graduates able to provide superior performance. I want to find another Bachelor Course The CM Curriculum The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree curriculum focuses on providing a broad base of knowledge and skills targeted toward the management of construction operations. Particular emphasis is on project estimating, CPM scheduling, cost control, legal aspects, and construction operations at the project and company level. The CM courses provide students with simulated management experience utilizing actual contract plans and specifications for building, heavy/civil, electrical, and mechanical construction projects. To obtain this degree, students complete a 120-unit blend of selected construction management courses plus an appropriate complement of business, law, math, science, and other University general education courses. The CM Career Outlook Chico State Construction Management graduates historically experience an extraordinarily bright career horizon immediately upon graduation. Virtually all CM students are aggressively recruited by both local and nationally based construction companies of all types and sizes. One-third of the largest 50 construction companies in the nation recruit Chico State CM graduates for full-time career-track positions and undergraduates for internships.


Programme Structure Introduction to Financial Accounting Introduction to Managerial Accounting General Chemistry for Applied Sciences Concepts of Construction Construction Graphics Construction Materials and Systems Analysis of Construction Drawings and Specifications Electrical and Mechanical Systems Principles of Macroeconomic Analysis Principles of Microeconomic Analysis Analytic Geometry and Calculus



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements: Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE); Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the a-g pattern. Eligibility Index The eligibility index is the combination of the high school grade point average and scores on either the ACT or the SAT. Grade point averages (GPA) are based on grades earned in courses taken during the final three years of high school. Included in calculation of GPA are grades earned in all college preparatory a-g subject requirements, and bonus points for approved honors courses. Up to eight semesters of honors courses taken in the last three years of high school, including up to two approved courses taken in the tenth grade can be accepted. Each unit of A in an honors course will receive a total of 5 points; B, 4 points; and C, 3 points.

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