Wentworth’s construction management program provides students with the education and work experience to enter the construction profession as a productive team member with the potential to become an innovative problem solver and industry leader. You’ll be challenged and equipped to apply your expanding technical knowledge and organizational skills to solve contemporary construction problems, and to adapt to changes in society, technology and the profession.
Project Based Coursework
Our curriculum and lab-based projects expose you to business administration, mathematics, chemistry and design. You’ll gain a clear understanding of the construction process, learn about state-of-the-art construction methods and materials, and develop crucial skills in management, budgeting, cost control, cost estimation, scheduling, team building and communication.
Construction management graduates are prepared to meet the demands of the industry and professional certifications. Our students are actively recruited to oversee projects for construction management firms, construction contracting companies, real estate developers, appraisers, financial institutions and real estate management firms. Many graduates also seek positions in government agencies, architecture offices, engineering firms, industrial companies and material suppliers.
Hands-on Collaborative Assignments
You’ll build a foundation in creative problem solving by engaging in collaborative interdisciplinary projects that are both academic in nature and focused on industry needs
Through collaborative assignments during the academic year and major construction projects during co-op, you’ll gain firsthand experience working with teams of designers and engineers to deliver projects that are on time, on budget and functional.
Our long-standing program has an extensive network that includes regional industry connections and professional organizations.
View the Course Catalog below for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
Credits for Degree: 133
This is a four-year, American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited program that begins in the fall of the student’s first year and is planned to finish in the summer semester of the student’s fourth year.
This period includes two semesters of cooperative work experience. A graduate of the program can earn a Construction Manager in Training (CMIT) certificate, the first step in gaining a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) professional registration.
Students should contact their academic advisor for information regarding the construction management electives.
Special Graduation Requirement
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program must demonstrate completion of a U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training course in Construction Safety & Health. Submission to the Registrar of a photocopy of either the signed and dated card or verification and dating of entrance ticket or receipt indicating that the student actually attended the training will serve as adequate proof.
Plan of Study Grid Freshman Year Fall Semester Credits CONM1050 INTRODUCTION TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 3 CONM1200 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 4 CHEM1000 CHEMISTRY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT 4 MATH1000 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 1 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 19 Spring Semester CONM1525 INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) 2 CONM1550 INTRODUCTION TO PLAN READING & SPECIFICATIONS 2 PHYS1000 COLLEGE PHYSICS I 4 MATH1500 PRECALCULUS 1 4 English Sequence 4 Credits 16 Sophomore Year Fall Semester CONM2000 CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING 4 CONM2100 STATICS & STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4 CONM2200 ESTIMATING 4 MGMT2700 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3 HSS Elective (ECON4102) 4 Credits 19 Spring Semester CONM2500 BUILDING SYSTEMS 4 CONM2600 WOOD & STEEL ANALYSIS & DESIGN 3 CONM1600 HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 3 CONM3150 QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE 3 MATH1030 STATISTICS & APPLICATIONS 4 Credits 17 Summer Semester COOP3000 PRE CO-OP WORK TERM (OPTIONAL) ((OPTIONAL)) 0 Credits 0 Junior Year Fall Semester CONM3100 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT 4 CONM3201 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULING 4 MGMT3000 MANAGING & LEADING ORGANIZATIONS 4 HSS Elective 4 Credits 16 Spring Semester COOP3500 COOP EDUCATION 1 0 Credits 0 Summer Semester CONM3500 ADVANCED ESTIMATING & BID ANALYSIS 4 CONM3600 CONCRETE ANALYSIS & DESIGN 4 MGMT3600 LABOR RELATIONS 3 HSS Elective (PSYC4552) 4 Credits 15 Senior Year Fall Semester COOP4500 COOP EDUCATION 2 0 Credits 0 Spring Semester CONM4000 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTROL 3 CONM4100 CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS & FINANCE 4 CONM4200 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT 3 MGMT4100 POWER & LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS 4 CONM Elective 2 3 Credits 17 Summer Semester CONM4650 BUSINESS, CONSTRUCTION LAW & GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS 3 CONM5500 SENIOR PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT 4 CONM Elective 2 3 HSS Elective 4 Credits 14 Total Credits 133
Students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities: CSAS, HSSI, HIST, HUMN, LITR and PHIL
- At least one course in the Social Sciences: CSAS, HSSI, COMM, ECON, ENVM, POLS, PSYC and SOCL
- The remaining course from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 24 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
Of the four humanities and social science electives, BSCM students must include the following:
Course List Course Title Credits ECON4102 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS 4 PSYC4552 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION PSYCHOLOGY 4
In lieu of MATH1000 and/or MATH1500, one or more of the following can be used to satisfy 8 total math credits: MATH1750, MATH1776/MATH1777, MATH1850, MATH1876/MATH1877
Possible CONM Electives include any section of CONM 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, and any course from the revised Real Estate/Facilities Management combined concentration with a CMRE or CMFM prefix, and any course from the proposed Infrastructure Management (IM) concentration with whatever unique prefix may be assigned.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Construction Management (BSCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
What You’ll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Construction Management program by taking introductory courses in construction management, mathematics, and chemistry, which will instill core STEM concepts that you’ll use throughout the program.
Second-year construction management students expand their knowledge with courses like Construction Surveying, which explores the theory and techniques of horizontal and vertical measurements. Students will also take other construction management courses like Statics & Strength of Materials, Estimating, and Building Systems alongside math and financial courses that help forge important management skills.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll take courses like Concrete Analysis & Design, which covers topics related to the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures including beams, columns, slabs, footings, and retaining walls. In Advanced Estimating & Bid Analysis, you'll learn about detailed cost estimates including quantity takeoffs, labor & material pricing, overhead & profit.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program tackles the most advanced management concepts in courses like Construction Safety & Risk Management and Labor Relations, which will help prepare you for real-world working conditions. You’ll also finish your program with your senior capstone project.