Assessment plan

In fall 2023, the new BS in CM will undergo its first accreditation review under the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) with ABET. All graduates will have their degrees accredited in arear.

Program Educational Objectives

The current PEOs for the program are to produce BS CM graduates who, within 3-5 years of graduation:

  • are able to perform the technical decision-making, managerial tasks, and construction practices of construction managers.
  • can communicate construction information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • can demonstrate leadership skills, team building, and professional ethics.
  • appreciate the importance of community and industry involvement, connection, and social contribution.

Student Outcomes

The following is a list of student outcomes for the BS in CM degree. These align directly with ABET’s student outcomes (1) through (6), namely.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty. 

Program Criteria

CM graduates will have the knowledge, as well as the technical, administrative and communication skills, necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to deliver construction projects with respect to scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety, and the environment.

The BS in CM content includes:

  1. construction project management from pre-design through commissioning;
  2. project life cycle and sustainability;
  3. health and safety, accident prevention, and regulatory compliance;
  4. laws, contract documents administration, and dispute prevention and resolution;
  5. materials, labor and methods of construction;
  6. finance and accounting principles;
  7. planning and scheduling;
  8. cost management including plan reading, quantity take offs and estimating;
  9. project delivery methods;
  10. leadership and managing people;
  11. business and communication skills