The Classroom Experience

"In one of my classes we counted it all up and we had over 200 years of construction experience in the room at one time.  I don't think there are a lot of other schools that have that to offer." 

Jeff Krebs, BBCM Class of 2014

Bachelor of Science in

Building Construction Management

The Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management (BBCM), offered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology provides well-rounded instruction in the core principles of construction management.

Many of our instructors work as leaders in the region's construction industry, bringing a wealth of hands-on construction experience to match their theoretical expertise. They create a classroom environment in which there is a high level of interaction and design coursework that ties in current issues and challenges in the industry. Graduates of Wentworth's BBCM program are prepared for management-level positions in construction and related industries, as well as for graduate level coursework, including in Wentworth's Master of Science in Construction Management program.

Construction Class

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction managers' median annual salary in Massachusetts was approximately $101,250 in 2012, and nationally the occupation is projected to grow at a faster than average rate of 16% through 2020.  Wentworth awards the most bachelor's degrees in Construction Management in the U.S. according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The BBCM program's convenient evening format allows adult learners to pursue their degree while still being able to work full-time and meet their personal obligations. Students may transfer up to 80 credits into the program from prior educational and professional experiences.  Depending on the number of credits transferred, students can complete the BBCM degree at Wentworth in under three years on a part-time basis.

For tuition information, click here. To view the current academic schedule, click here

Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should:

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum of 3 years work experience

Curriculum Requirements

YEAR ONE

Semester one

  • BLDG155: Construction Methods (4)
  • MATH225: College Math A (3)

Semester two

  • BLDG150: Contracts & Codes (4)
  • MATH230: College Math B (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG115: Construction Graphics (4)
  • MATH235: College Math C (3)

YEAR TWO

Semester one

  • BLDG355: Basic Building Services (4)
  • ENGL105: English Composition (3)

Semester two

  • BLDG200: Construction Estimating (4)
  • PHYS205: Physics A  (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG425: Construction Project Scheduling (4) 
  • BLDG625: Construction Safety & Risk Management (3)

YEAR THREE

Semester one

  • BLDG241: Structural Design I (4)
  • BLDG445: Construction Project Control & Cost Analysis (4)

Semester two

  • ENGL116: Literature & Composition (3)
  • ECON110: Economics (3)

Semester three

  • MGMT415: Leadership & Management (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Humanities/ Lower Level Social Science (3)

YEAR FOUR

Semester one

  • BLDG550: Construction Management Theory (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Upper Level Humanities (3)

Semester two

  • MGMT418: Management Law (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Lab Science/Physics B  (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG420: Construction Operations (4)
  • SURV100: Construction Surveying  (4)

YEAR FIVE

Semester one

  • MGMT390: Financial Accounting  (3)
  • ELECTIVE: Upper Level Social Science (3)

Semester two

  • ELECTIVE: General Elective (4)
  • BLDG208: Horizontal Construction (2)
  • BLDG362: Testing of Materials  (2)

Semester three

  • ELECTIVE: General Elective  (4)
  • ELECTIVE: General Education Elective (3)

YEAR SIX

Semester one

  • BLDG460: Financing the Construction Project (4)
  • ELECTIVE: Upper Level Social Science (3)

Semester two

  • ELECTIVE: General Elective (4)
  • ELECTIVE: General Education Elective (3)

Semester three

  • BLDG655: Senior Project  (4)
  • ELECTIVE: General Elective (4)

Degree Total: 128 credits

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