The Construction Management program is offered at California State University Northridge.
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.
The construction industry is the single largest industry in America, accounting for 14 percent of our nation's Gross National Product (GNP). Students interested in becoming a construction manager need a solid background in building science, business and construction management. They need to understand contracts, plans and specifications, and they have to be knowledgeable construction methods, materials and laws and regulations. Familiarity with computers and software programs for job costing, scheduling and estimating also is important. The Construction Management program is offered at California State University Northridge. I want to find another Bachelor Course Educational Objectives The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at CSUN will prepare graduates for lifelong careers in the construction industry that will allow them to make productive contributions to society and to gain personal job satisfaction. To accomplish these overall objectives, graduates of this program will have the following qualities: Technical skills necessary to enter careers in construction operation and/or maintenance of the built environment and supporting infrastructure. The ability to thoroughly comprehend, manage and utilize basic construction documents used in construction. The ability to specify and optimize utilization of project methods and materials. The ability to perform reliable cost estimates and analyses. The ability to effectively manage construction projects using state-of-the-art planning scheduling and monitoring tools. Working knowledge of the management tools that are widely used for cost and schedule management in the construction industry. The ability to communicate well both orally and in writing, and the ability to work as a productive member of a construction team. A sense of exploration and the ability to maintain lifelong learning in the areas of emerging construction methods and management. Student Learning Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program Utilize modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents and codes. Evaluate materials and methods for construction projects. Utilize modern surveying methods for construction layout. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems. Employ productivity software to solve technical problems. Estimate material quantities and costs. Produce and utilize design construction and operational documents. Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design construction and maintenance of systems in the construction technical specialties. Select appropriate construction material and practices. Apply principles of construction law and ethics. Apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling and management, and construction safety. Perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program.
Programme Structure Courses include: Computer Applications in Construction Management Construction Estimating and Lab Project Cost Control, Planning and Scheduling and Lab Introduction to Mechanical and Electrical Installation Soil Mechanics for Technology and Lab Construction Equipment and Methods Fundamentals of Green Buildings and Lab Statics and Strength of Materials Report Writing Management and Organizational Behavior Construction Technology Economy Real Estate Law Construction Contract Administration Fundamentals of Construction Management and Lab Site Planning and Logistics Structural Design and Lab Highway Design and Lab Dispute Prevention Construction Law Construction Senior Design Cooperative Educational Experience
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Eligibility Requirements To be considered for admission as a first-time freshman, you must meet all the standard CSU admission criteria below: 1. Graduate from high school or have the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. 2. Complete the college preparatory subject requirements (a-g course list) with a grade of C or better: English: 4 years Mathematics: 3 years. Algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra Social Science/History: 2 years, including 1 year U.S. history or U.S. history and government Science: 2 years. 1 biological science with lab, and 1 physical science with lab Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year. Art, dance, drama/theater, or music Electives: 1 year. Selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science/history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, or any other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU "a-g" list. International Students All OFFICIAL secondary-school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Your records must include official verification of high school completion. Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. Do not fax translations. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN.