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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: College of Professional and Continuing Education

Deborah Wright, Dean
Dobbs Hall, Room 122
617-989-4256

College Vision and Mission Statement

By committing to serve the needs of non-traditional students, alumni, local employers and the community we live in, the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is the gateway to lifelong learning. CPCE is recognized as a leader in providing training and education in the fields of design, building and construction, engineering technology, and in the management disciplines. The success of our alumni provides abundant testimony to the strength of our educational programs, and our commitment to providing our communities and employers with a talented and prepared workforce. CPCE provides access to adult learners through high quality degree, certificate, and workforce training programs, along with customized corporate in-house trainings, all designed for students who are working full-time. We will continue to develop new initiatives to serve the needs of changing industries.

Lifelong learning is a tradition at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is committed to helping adult learners achieve their educational and career goals with evening, weekend, and online courses designed to accommodate their busy lifestyles. In addition to our degree programs, the College works directly with corporations, industry experts and government in developing specific educational programs that address the needs of adult learners. Students applying for associate, bachelor, master’s degrees or certificate programs are academically counseled and admitted by the College.

Wentworth also has a long tradition of offering specialized workforce training and development courses and programs to people in a number of technical fields. Certificates, courses, and seminars offered through CPCE are real world and rigorous, and combine theory and practice. Taught by instructors who are active and experienced in their disciplines, these courses provide students with the experience and credentials needed to make them more competitive in the job market. Many programs offer the knowledge necessary for licensing and certification in the fields of construction, electrician and welding. Students who have successfully completed a professional certificate program are eligible for advanced standing credit in certain CPCE degree programs. Please view the CPCE website at wit.edu/continuinged or call CPCE at 617-989-4300 for information on upcoming courses and programs of study.

Degree and Certificate Programs

Architectural Technology (AAT)

This program offers a diverse and intensive level of study providing students with an understanding of the built environment. Design methodology, technical knowledge, graphic language, and the other skills of contemporary architectural practice are emphasized. Graduates of AAT are often hired by architectural, construction, or engineering or facilities management firms. Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management.

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 64

Students with no incoming transfer credits can expect to take 3 years completing this program on a part time basis. All students entering this program should have basic knowledge of drafting techniques.

Students requesting advanced standing credit for architecture courses may be required to submit a portfolio of their work for review by department faculty.

Major Requirements
  • ARCT1000, Architectural CADD
  • ARCT1200, Design I: Design Principles
  • ARCT1100, Contract Drawing & Methods I
  • ARCT1150, Contract Drawing & Methods II
  • ARCT2000, Structural Design
  • BLDG1050, Contracts & Codes
  • BLDG1100, Construction Methods
  • BLDG1800, Concrete Construction Methods
  • BLDG1900, Basic Building Services
  • BLDG2500, Project Estimating & Scheduling
  • HUMN1051, Intro to Art & Architecture
General Education
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • MATH1065, College Math C
  • PHYS1005, Physics A
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities or Social Science

Building Construction Management (ABCM) 

This program provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of scheduling, surveying, CAD, estimating, programming, codes, and contracts. Graduates leave with a broad perspective on construction, including wood, masonry, concrete and steel, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. Graduates are prepared to work on large commercial projects as well as residential construction. Possible job opportunities include job supervisors, inspectors, estimators, office managers, and field superintendents.

Graduates of this program may enter Wentworth’s bachelor’s degree programs in Building Construction Management or Project Management.

  • Students who have earned a Massachusetts State Supervisors License are eligible to receive four (4) credits of advanced standing for BLDG1050 Contract and Codes.
  • Students who have completed Wentworth’s non-credit Construction Certificate are eligible to receive advanced standing for BLDG1100 Construction Methods and BLDG1500 Construction Estimating.
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 64

This program is planned to take three years if started without any incoming transfer credit.

Major Requirements
  • BLDG1015, Construction Graphics
  • BLDG1050, Contracts and Codes
  • BLDG1100, Construction Methods
  • BLDG1500, Construction Estimating
  • BLDG2000, Structural Design I
  • BLDG1900, Basic Building Services
  • BLDG3200, Construction Project Scheduling
  • BLDG3700, Construction Safety and Risk Management
  • SURV1000, Construction Surveying
General Education Requirements
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • MATH1065, College Math C
  • MGMT3050, Leadership and Management
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • PHYS1005, Physics A
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities or Social Science

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Building Construction Management (BBCM)

This program emphasizes the business and management aspects of construction, preparing graduates for upper-level management positions and management of large complex projects. It provides the skills necessary to carry out a construction project from conception to completion, which includes maximizing human resource potential and monitoring and controlling, time, cost and quality.

Construction and building design firms have hired graduates of this program. Possible job opportunities include construction managers, project managers, field engineers, estimators, schedulers, and superintendents.

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 128

Major Requirements
  • BLDG1015, Construction Graphics
  • BLDG1050, Contracts and Codes
  • BLDG1100, Construction Methods
  • BLDG1500, Construction Estimating
  • BLDG1600, Horizontal Construction
  • BLDG2000, Structural Design I
  • BLDG1900, Basic Building Services
  • BLDG2600, Testing of Materials
  • BLDG3200, Construction Project Scheduling
  • BLDG3400, Construction Project Control & Cost Analysis
  • BLDG3600, Construction Management Theory
  • BLDG3100, Construction Operations
  • BLDG3700, Construction Safety and Risk Management
  • BLDG5500, Senior Project
  • CMGT460, Financing the Construction Project
  • SURV1000, Construction Surveying
General Education Requirements
  • ECON1102, Economics I
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • MATH1065, College Math C
  • MGMT2700, Financial Accounting
  • MGMT3050, Leadership and Management
  • MGMT3650, Business Law
  • PHYS1005, Physics A
  • Science Elective/Physics B
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities, 3 credits
  • ELECTIVE, Social Science, 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE, General Education, 9 credits
  • ELECTIVE, General, 16 credits

Project Management (BPM)
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree

This program aims to produce leaders for business, industry, and government. Students are introduced to contemporary theories of management, leadership, and teamwork, as well as accounting, computer software systems, marketing, finance, and communication skills. Courses in planning, policy, and practice are geared to running today’s enterprises.

A broad range of companies including computer, electronic, health, and manufacturing firms have hired graduates of this program. Possible job opportunities include project managers, business analysts, project engineers, operations coordinators and field service engineers.  The Project Management degree is available in both hybrid and fully online formats. 

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 128

Project Management (BPM) 

Major Requirements
  • COMM3100, Professional Communications
  • MGMT1010, Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT2300, Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT2400, Business Research Methods
  • MGMT2600, Project Risk Management
  • MGMT2700, Financial Accounting
  • MGMT3050, Leadership and Management
  • MGMT3250, Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT3500, Financial Management
  • MGMT3300, Project Planning, Scheduling & Control
  • MGMT3750, Project Evaluation and Performance
  • MGMT4150, Marketing Management
  • MGMT5505, Capstone
General Education 
  • ENGL1050, English Composition
  • ENGL2050, English Literature and Composition
  • MATH1030, Statistics and Applications
  • MATH1005, College Math A
  • MATH1035, College Math B
  • ELECTIVE, Humanities, 6 credits
  • ELECTIVE, Natural/Physical Science, 3 credits
  • ELECTIVE, Social Science, 9 credits
  • ELECTIVE, General Education, 8 credits
  • General Education  Electives 
  • ELECTIVE, General, 38 credits

Master’s Degree Programs

Computer Science and Networking (MSACS) Program
Leading to a Master of Science in Applied Computer Science Degree

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (MSACS) program is designed to educate professionals in the application of technical computing and management skills required to plan, design, implement, deploy, and operate computer-based solutions within an organization.  This 100% online program is designed for part-time students and can be completed in under two (2) years. Candidates should be able to demonstrate competencies in three (3) areas: programming, fundamentals of computer science (including computer organization, operating systems, databases, and data communication), as well as statistics.

Mission, Goals and Outcomes
Mission

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (MSACS) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is designed to educate professionals in the application of technical computing and management skills required to plan, design, implement, deploy and operate computer-based solutions within an organization. 

Goals

The MSACS program will provide graduates with the knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully function in middle and upper level Applied Computer Science positions with a technical focus, including leading teams of professionals. The MSACS will be to link theory and practice to create real world applications and value, create and introduce new software and technology, and apply basic managerial skills to provide leadership to a computing team.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Computer Science graduates will:

  • Demonstrate and function effectively in a team, engage in the process of modeling, designing, and implementing computer-based systems of varied complexity utilizing multiple technologies.
  • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders in a typical software development environment by:
    • preparing and delivering effective technical presentations using appropriate technologies.
    • writing clear and accurate technical documents. 
  • Learn new models, techniques, and technologies as they emerge, and appreciate the necessity for continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate an ability to model, analyze and design computing processes and systems.
  • Analyze a current significant software technology, articulate its strengths and weaknesses, and specify and promote improvements or extensions to that technology.
  • Recognize and analyze social and professional issues and responsibilities faced by computing professionals.
MSACS Required Courses
  • COMP7000 Foundations of Computer Science
  • COMP7050 Programming Paradigms and Systems
  • COMP7100 Managing Software Development
  • COMP7150 Data Science and Web Services
  • COMP7200 Mobile Application Development
  • COMP7250 Enterprise Computing
  • COMP7300 Computer Security
  • COMP7500 MSACS Capstone
MSACS Computing Electives
  • COMP7400 Big Data
  • COMP7425 Data Mining
  • COMP7450 Software Engineering
MSACS Management Electives
  • MGMT7100 Project Management Applications
  • MGMT7200 Leadership
  • TMGT8000 Strategic Technology Business Management
  • TMGT8100 Management of New Product Development
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

MSACS Recommended Schedule

Year One

Semester One

  • COMP7000 Fundamentals of Computer Science (3) required
  • COMP7050 Programming Paradigms and Systems (3) required

Semester Two

  • COMP7100 Managing Software Development (3)
  • COMP7150 Data and Web Services (3)

Semester Three

  • COMP7200 Mobile Application Development (3)
  • COMP7250 Enterprise Computing (3)

Year Two

Semester One

  • COMP7300 Computer Security (3)
  • MGMT/TMGT Management Elective (3)

Semester Two

  • COMP Computing Elective (3)
  • COMP7500 MSACS Capstone (3)
MSACS Management (MGMT) Electives
  • MGMT7100 Project Management Applications
  • MGMT7200 Leadership
  • TMGT8000 Strategic Technology Business Management
  • TMGT8100 Management of New Product Development
MSACS Computing (COMP) Electives
  • COMP7400 Big Data
  • COMP7425 Data Mining
  • COMP7450 Software Engineering
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) Program
Leading to a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) Degree

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) program is designed to educate technical professionals in post-graduate civil engineering principles. The program is designed for part-time students, provides maximum flexibility relative to academic delivery and format, and can be completed in less than two (2) years. The curriculum is organized into two (2) areas of specialization, construction engineering and infrastructure engineering.

Construction Specialization

Designed to provide the student with coursework in the construction area of civil engineering, including topics specified in the Civil-Construction PE exam: estimating and scheduling, construction operations, and relevant geotechnical, structural and environmental aspects of construction.

Infrastructure Specialization

Designed to provide the student with coursework focused on the design of major infrastructure projects. This curriculum emphasizes transportation and public works infrastructure projects and includes advanced transportation, structural, geotechnical, and environmental coursework.

Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Mission

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) program is designed to meet the criteria outlined by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) regarding post baccalaureate education in addressing current and future local, national, and global needs. The curriculum of the program has been developed to ensure the alignment of learning objectives with the skills, competencies, and attributes which industry and prospective employers are looking for in our graduates.

Goals

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) program places emphasis on addressing real-world engineering problems as a practicing professional engineer, while addressing the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recommended body of knowledge for future civil engineers. Per the recommendation of the ASCE (www.asce.org) and as required by state by state regulations, civil engineering graduates and practitioners are strongly encouraged to become licensed engineers, which allows engineers to take personal responsibility for the work they perform for public and private clients.

The MEng CE program addresses ASCE’s strategic initiative entitled “Competency – Raise the Bar” through the master’s degree in civil engineering for students seeking professional licensure, which is an important credential in the field of civil engineering. The MEng CE program is designed to meet criteria outlined by ASCE regarding post baccalaureate education by addressing current and future local, national, and global needs and is widely supported by representatives of the private, public and academic sectors of the civil engineering profession.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in computer simulation in civil engineering.
  • Demonstrate competence in sustainable engineering design.
  • Identify, evaluate, and apply project management tools and techniques to engineering issues as they pertain to intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Research, analyze and communicate information related to advanced topics and designs.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, tools and techniques associated with advanced topics and designs.

The Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (MEng CE) program contains three (3) required courses that are common to each area of specialization; Project Management Principles and Practices, Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods and Environmental Systems. To complete the thirty (30) credit graduate program students are required to take four (4) courses in their area of MEng CE specialization and two (2) other relevant graduate courses.  The culminating experience of the MEng CE program is a final capstone design course.

MEng CE Courses and Areas of Specialization

Required Courses
  • CIVE8000, Project Management Principles and Practices
    CIVE8100, Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods
    CIVE8200, Environmental Systems

  • CIVE8950, Master of Engineering Civil Engineering (MEng CE) Capstone

  • Construction Area of Specialization

  • CIVE8250 Engineering Estimating and Scheduling
    CIVE8350 Construction Operations, Methods and Quality Control
    CIVE8450 Temporary Structures
    CIVE8550 Site Planning and Development

  • Infrastructure Area of Specialization

  • CIVE8300 Traffic Analysis and Safety
    CIVE8400 Highway Design and Transportation Planning
    CIVE8500 Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure
    CIVE8600 Advanced Concrete and Steel Design
    CIVE8700 Bridge Design
    CIVE8800 Infrastructure Renewal

Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

MEng CE students may select courses with the approval of the Department Chair, graduate courses from Wentworth’s Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) and Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) graduate programs, specifically;

  • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods
  • CONM7200 Construction Law for Construction Management
  • CONM7300 Real Estate for Construction Management
  • FMGT7200 Energy/Sustainability
  • FMGT7300 Facility Operations
MEng CE Construction Specialization Recommended Schedule

YEAR ONE

Semester One

  • CIVE8000 Project Management Principles and Practices (3) required
  • CIVE8200 Environmental Systems (3) required

Semester Two 

  • CIVE8100 Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods (3) required
  • CIVE8250 Engineering Estimating and Scheduling (3)

Semester Three

  • CIVE8450 Temporary Structures (3)
  • and one three (3) credit CIVE/CONM/FMGT course subject to availability
    • CIVE8300 Traffic Analysis and Safety (3)
    • CIVE8350 Construction Operations, Methods and Quality Control (3)
    • CIVE8400 Highway Design and Transportation Planning (3)
    • CIVE8500 Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure (3)
    • CIVE8600 Advanced Concrete and Steel Design (3)
    • CIVE8700 Bridge Design (3)
    • CIVE8800 Infrastructure Renewal (3)
    • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
    • CONM7200 Construction Law for Construction Management (3)
    • CONM7300 Real Estate for Construction Management (3)
    • FMGT7200 Energy/Sustainability (3)
    • FMGT7300 Facility Operations (3)

YEAR TWO

Semester One 

  • CIVE8550 Site Planning and Development (3)
  • and one three (3) credit CIVE/CONM/FMGT course subject to availability
    • CIVE8300 Traffic Analysis and Safety (3)
    • CIVE8350 Construction Operations, Methods and Quality Control (3)
    • CIVE8400 Highway Design and Transportation Planning (3)
    • CIVE8500 Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure (3)
    • CIVE8600 Advanced Concrete and Steel Design (3)
    • CIVE8700 Bridge Design (3)
    • CIVE8800 Infrastructure Renewal (3)
    • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
    • CONM7200 Construction Law for Construction Management (3)
    • CONM7300 Real Estate for Construction Management (3)
    • FMGT7200 Energy/Sustainability (3)
    • FMGT7300 Facility Operations (3)

Semester Two

  • CIVE8950, Master in Engineering for Civil Engineering Capstone (3)
  • and one three (3) credit CIVE/CONM/FMGT course subject to availability
    • CIVE8300 Traffic Analysis and Safety (3)
    • CIVE8400 Highway Design and Transportation Planning (3)
    • CIVE8500 Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure (3)
    • CIVE8600 Advanced Concrete and Steel Design (3)
    • CIVE8700 Bridge Design (3)
    • CIVE8800 Infrastructure Renewal (3)
    • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
    • CONM7200 Construction Law for CM (3)
    • CONM7300 Real Estate for CM (3)
    • FMGT7200 Energy/Sustainability (3)
    • FMGT7300 Facility Operations (3)
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

MEng CE Infrastructure Specialization Recommended Schedule

YEAR ONE

Semester One 

  • CIVE8000 Project Management Principles and Practices (3) required
  • CIVE8200 Environmental Systems (3) required

Semester Two 

  • CIVE8100 Engineering Modeling and Analysis Methods (3) required
  • CIVE8300 Traffic Analysis and Safety (3) *

Semester Three 

  • CIVE8400 Highway Design and Transportation Planning (3) *
  • CIVE8500 Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure (3) *

YEAR TWO

Semester One

  • CIVE8600 Advanced Concrete and Steel Design (3) *
  • CIVE8700 Bridge Design (3) *

Semester Two

  • CIVE8800 Infrastructure Renewal (3) *
  • CIVE8950 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering Capstone (3)

* Students may opt to replace a maximum of two courses with any available (3) credit CIVE course and/or any of the following electives:

  • CONM8300 Real Estate for Construction Management (3)
  • CONM8400 Construction Law for Construction Management (3)
  • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
  • FMGT7200 Energy/Sustainability (3)
  • FMGT7300 Facility Operations (3)
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) Program

Leading to a Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) Degree

The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program is designed to educate students in fundamental post-graduate management principles. Students will gain a strong understanding of construction and business management concepts, from pre-design through construction closeout. Graduates of the MSCM program will be prepared to assume leadership positions across the construction industry.

Mission, Goals and Outcomes
Mission

The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is a graduate program of study for construction professionals. The program is designed to educate students in foundational post graduate management principles combined with relevant construction education and experience in topics that are specific to preparing and advancing professional skills in administrative and executive leadership positions in design firms, construction companies and related disciplines. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available which allow for a variety of employment or educational opportunities including but not limited to working for general contractors, real-estate developers, sub-contractors, construction management and architectural/engineering firms, as well as advanced education and teaching options.

The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program at Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The primary goal of ACCE is to promote and improve construction education in colleges and universities. By working together through ACCE, people representative of the total construction community and the public at large, construction educators and constructors, establish and maintain standards and criteria for accreditation, provide guidance to those programs seeking to achieve accredited status, and carry out the accreditation process.

ACCE accreditation serves the interests of: 

  • Students: by helping them identify institutions and programs that offer quality education in construction education
  • The construction Industry: by enabling employers to identify persons who have the potential for making lasting contributions to the construction industry and their profession, and 
  • Owners / Users of Constructed Facilities and the Public at Large: by raising the professional caliber of constructors and thus the quality of the construction for which they assume responsibility

Specifically, accreditation of a construction education program by ACCE assures 

  • Students and prospective employers that the program has met stringent industry standards of content and quality 
  • That program graduates have been provided a quality education enabling them to perform a broad range of professional responsibilities 
  • The construction industry and students that the program performs periodic self-evaluations to keep current with emerging technologies and requirements of the construction industry 

Accreditation by ACCE assists an institution and its construction education program in maintaining contact with other programs and practicing construction professionals, and enables the program to 

  • keep current with emerging technologies in the field 
  • Increase awareness of current courses, facilities, and services provided by other accredited programs 
  • Improve instructional techniques; and 
  • Access construction industry contacts nationwide
Goals

To accomplish the mission of the Master of Science in Construction Management program, the following program goals have been developed in order to prepare students academically for personal and professional success in the built environment.  The attainment of goals is evaluated through the program’s outcome assessment program.

  • Present opportunities to develop metacognitive and life-long learning skills for students seeking increasingly complex management responsibilities, new leadership roles and overall career advancement
  • Expose students to subject matter and industry experts and the latest technological and managerial/leadership advancements and their effects on the Construction Industry.
  • Prepare and develop students from related disciplines to advance into the field of Construction Management.
Student Learning Outcomes

The operation, academic integrity and improvement of the MSCM program is based on the relationship of MSCM Program Course and Learning Outcomes to American Council for Construction Educators (ACCE) Required Program Learning Outcomes (PLO). MSCM Course and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are mapped to the ten (10) PLOs required by American Council for Construction Educators (ACCE).

  1. Critical thinking and creativity – MSCM students analyze and integrate information to conduct critical, reasoned arguments.
  2. Problem solving and decision making - MSCM students design, evaluate, and implement strategies using advanced construction management concepts and practices.
  3. Effective and professional oral and written communications - MSCM students produce effective and professional communication in written and oral formats.
  4. Use of information and communication technology - MSCM students put into practice computer systems, productivity tools, software, and other information and communication technology.
  5. Principles of leadership in business and management - MSCM students apply practical management decision-making tools and techniques and leadership best practices.
  6. Current issues in construction - MSCM students demonstrate knowledge from industry experiences and keep up-to-date on developments, best practices, as well as tools and techniques in the field.
  7. Complex project decision making and associated risk management - MSCM students recognize, weigh, and analyze risks associated with complex construction projects.
  8. Professional ethics including application to situations and choices - MSCM students identify ethical dilemmas in construction and apply practical skills to ethical situations.
  9. Advanced construction management practices - MSCM students demonstrate knowledge of contemporary construction industry methods and construction management principles and practices.
  10. Research methods - MSCM students recognize and conduct valid, data-supported, and appropriate research in construction management.

During this two-year MSCM program, students take one of the following electives; International Business, Research Methods, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation, Public Sector Construction, a MS Facility Management Course, or a MS Technology Management Course.

MSCM Required Courses
  • MGMT7000 Business Relations & Human Resources Management (3)
  • CONM7000 Executive Management for CM (3)
  • MGMT7050 Business Finance and Investments (3)
  • CONM7400 Advanced Project Controls (3)
  • MGMT7150 Business Operations & Process Management (3)
  • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)
  • CONM7200 Construction Law for CM (3)
  • CONM7300 Real Estate Development (3)
  • CONM8000 Capstone Project in Construction Management (3)
MSCM Electives
  • Possible Elective Courses:
  • CONM7050 Research Methods
  • CONM7250 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
  • CONM7500 International Construction
  • MGMT7300 Economics & International Business
  • CONMXXXX Public Sector Construction
  • FMGT course
  • TMGT course
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30 (36 with optional thesis)

MSCM Recommended Schedule

Year One 

Semester One 

  • MGMT7000 Business Relations & Human Resources Management (3)
  • CONM7000 Executive Management for CM (3)

Semester Two

  • MGMT7050 Business Finance and Investments (3)
  • CONM7400 Advanced Project Controls (3)

Semester Three

  • MGMT7150 Business Operations & Process Management (3)
  • CONM7100 Modern Construction Delivery Methods (3)

Year Two

Semester One 

  • CONM7200 Construction Law for CM (3)
  • CONM7300 Real Estate Development (3)

Semester Two

  • Construction Management Elective (3)
  • CONM8000, Capstone Project in Construction Management (3)

Semester Three (Thesis Option Only)

  • CONM8900: Construction Management Thesis (6)
DEGREE DETAILS

Total credits for degree: 30 (36 with optional thesis)

Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) Program
Leading to a Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) Degree

The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program is designed to educate students in foundational post-graduate management principles and enhanced facility management skills and knowledge. Students will learn the leadership and business skills necessary to respond to the demand to keep their facilities highly efficient and functional. Coursework will also integrate elements of several related disciplines, including: project management, finance, real estate, humans and their working environment, space planning, building operations and maintenance, and quality assessment. Graduates of the MSFM program will be prepared for leadership roles in facility management and related industries.

Mission, Goals and Outcomes
Mission

A key feature of the program is the opportunity to build strong professional relationships. Our instructors are proven leaders in the field and many of them work full-time in facility management and closely related areas. Our students also work in facility management and related industries, which creates an ideal learning environment in which students learn from both their instructor and their peers. Many of the concepts learned in the classroom can be immediately applied on the job. Facility Management is the holistic management of real property and the infrastructure of an organization with the aim of improving the productivity of its core business.  It is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization; it integrates the principles of business administration, project management, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences.

Goals

The Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program is designed to combine common general management techniques with current facility management practices and technologies.  The curriculum will provide graduates with the tools and managerial decision-making processes related specifically to maintaining and managing the built environment. The MSFM program is designed for working professionals, as an on-campus format (as well as an online format) with convenient evening classes and a cohort format that allows students to complete the degree in less than two years while still being able to work full-time and fulfill their personal responsibilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) program will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate the implementation of management principles relating specifically to maintaining and managing the built environment.
  • Formulate effective communication strategies/processes for delivering concepts, financial information, and strategic and tactical information regarding real property, equipment and staffing to all levels of staff in a business organization.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by leading a team from conception through completion and closeout of an assigned project.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills by participating constructively as a team member on an assigned project.
  • Develop a facilities technology strategy for a business or other organization that demonstrates knowledge of different technology platforms, workplace management systems and CAFM; and of the larger social, ethical, and legal issues related to information, telecommunications and other supporting technologies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research tools appropriate for analyzing and developing solutions for facilities management problems.
  • Describe what constitutes effective sustainable policy and use that knowledge to develop a corporate sustainable program.
  • Create an energy policy for a business or organization that reflects knowledge of how buildings use energy, and of proven methods to reduce energy consumption.
  • Formulate and complete a complex project that demonstrates mastery of both the technical and managerial aspects of strategic facility management.
MSFM Recommended Schedule

Year One

Semester One

  • MGMT7400 Executive Leadership (3)
  • MGMT7100 Project Management Applications (3)

Semester Two

  • MGMT7050 Business Finance and Investments (3)
  • MGMT7450 Communication Strategies (3)

Semester Three

  • FMGT7100 Contemporary Issues in Managing Technology (3)
  • MGMT7250 Strategic Financial Decision Making (3)

Year Two

Semester One

  • MGMT7500 Quantitative Methods in FM Research (3)
  • FMGT7300 Facility Operations (3)

Semester Two

  • FMGT7400 Energy/Sustainability (3)
  • FMGT8000 Facility Management Capstone (3)

Semester Three (Thesis Option Only)

  • FMGT8900: Facility Management Thesis (6)
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30 (36 with optional thesis)

Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) program
Leading to a Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) Degree

The Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree is designed to elevate students’ business acumen, strategic thinking, and people skills, all within the context of the issues and challenges specific to the technical world. Graduates of the MSTM program will be equipped with the management skills, expertise, and ethics necessary to be successful within technology-based enterprises. 

The MSTM program is designed for technical professionals who desire to manage and lead within a technical environment. The program is offered in a fully online delivery format to provide maximum flexibility, and is designed to be completed in under two years on a part-time basis.

Online course discussion groups are a key component of the MSTM program, allowing students to regularly interact with and learn from both their instructors and fellow classmates. MSTM instructors are both subject matter experts and industry practitioners. Furthermore, most MSTM students are currently employed in a technical environment, facilitating peer to peer learning.

Mission, Goals and Outcomes
Mission

The MSTM program is designed to combine common general management techniques with current technology management practices and technologies.  The curriculum will provide graduates with the tools and managerial decision-making processes related specifically to maintaining and managing in a technical environment. The MSTM program will be taught using a combination of technologies and team instruction.  It is anticipated that courses will utilize both industry professionals as well as academic experts.  The program will provide graduates with a clear understanding of the management skills, expertise and ethics necessary to be successful within the technology-based enterprises.  Topics to be covered will include: communication strategies, technology project management, leadership, leveraging technical innovation and intellectual property, accounting and finance, new product development and commercialization, and global operations.

Goals

Graduates of the Master of Science in Technology Management program will be prepared for a variety of managerial positions in the technical world. The program will be to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill sets needed to function successfully in middle and upper level technology management positions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Wentworth Master of Science in Technology Management graduates will:

  • Understand the theory and application of advanced business management theories.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic technology management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of finance and accounting.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Understand the critical success factors for leading teams and related organizational development issues.
  • Understand the relevance of the increasingly international business environment.
  • Demonstrate executive level decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex business challenges, and utilize best practices to arrive at solution sets required of mid and senior level technology managers.

The Outlook for Master of Science in Facility Management (MSFM) Students

  • As technology becomes more essential and commonplace in our daily lives the FM industry will need tech savvy individuals who can not only learn the growing technology requirements quickly but know how to incorporate them into the changing workplace. 
  • As the current demographic of Facility Managers ‘ages out’ of the workforce the need for talented, academically trained individuals continues to expand.  The employment future for FM’s is robust and continues to grow. 
  • For those individuals that are comfortable with a high level of responsibility and an ability to multi task the Facility Management industry provides numerous challenging, interactive positions in virtually every industry.

Facility Managers Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Finance & Business 
  • Human Factors
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Technology
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

MSTM Recommended Schedule

Year One

Semester One

  • MGMT7000 Business Relations & HR Management (3)
  • MGMT7100 Project Management Applications (3)

Semester Two

  • MGMT7050 Business Finance and Investments (3)
  • MGMT7450 Communication Strategies (3)

Semester Three

  • MGMT7150 Business Operations and Process Management (3)
  • TMGT8000 Strategic Technology Business Management (3)

Year Two

Semester One

  • MGMT7200 Leadership (3)
  • TMGT8100 Management of New Product Development (3)

Semester Two

  • MGMT7350 Marketing Management (3)
  • TMGT8900 Technology Management Capstone (3)
Degree Details

Total credits for degree: 30

Professional Certificates

Professional Certificate in Facilities Management

19 credits transferrable toward the CPCE Bachelor of Science in Facility Management Degree
     Seven weeks per course 

Wentworth’s Facilities Management Certificate program is designed for both professionals in the field looking for credentials to prepare for the Certified Facility Manager exam from the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and for professionals who are looking to apply and build their experience toward a new, but related career. 

You will learn critical project management, real estate, property development, and financial skills that will enable you to rapidly advance your career in facilities management. Additionally, all the courses transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Facility Management degree when you decide to continue your studies. 

The certificate in Facilities Management is awarded upon successful completion of the required six (6) courses.  Each course takes only seven weeks to complete and they range from 3-to-4 credits. Throughout the program, you will enjoy access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services; including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

Curriculum Requirements 
  • BLDG1900 Basic Building Services (4 credits)
  • CPFM2000 Introduction to Facility Management (3 credits)
  • CPFM3200 Project Management for Facility Managers (3 credits)
  • CPFM4100 Facility Assessment and Forecasting (3 credits)
  • CPFM4200 Energy and Sustainability (3 credits)
  • CPFM4600 Principles of Real Estate and Property Management (3 credits)
Outcomes 

Earning a certificate in Facilities Management from Wentworth enables you to:

  • Be eligible for 19 credits toward our Bachelor of Science in Facility Management
  • Prepare for the Certified Facilities Manager exam, which offers a competitive career advantage
  • Master the fundamentals of handling financial resources for facilities management
  • Gain valuable leadership and project management skills
Admissions Requirements
  • Online Application 
  • Current Resume 
  • $50 Application Fee 
Required Courses 

CPFM2000 Introduction to Facility Management: This course examines the scope of the professional facilities manager's responsibilities. The Facility Manager's role in relation to an organization's strategic plan is stressed. Provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in Facilities Management and why a broad understanding of the responsibilities of the profession is valuable to facility managers and all professionals.  Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good Facilities Management program.  Guest speakers, case studies and field trips will be used to help further illustrate Facilities Management topics. Three (3) credits. 

BLDG1900 Basic Building Services: Examines the basic building services, including heating, water, plumbing, drainage, ventilation, air-conditioning, vertical transportation, acoustical control, electrical controls, and associated building code requirements. Four (4) credits. No prerequisite.

CPFM3200 Project Management for Facility Managers: Students study methods, concepts and procedures of FM project management. Topics include team development, scheduling, budgeting/estimating, contract administration, purchasing, relocations, and move management. Three (3) credits. Prerequisite: Junior status or enrollment in the Professional Certificate in Facilities Management Program. 

CPFM4100 Facility Assessment and Forecasting: This course emphasizes the strategic role required of the facilities manager in providing information for corporate managers and executives for facility forecasting. Topics include corporate real estate, attorney and developer interface, operating budgets and capital expenditures, and building performance assessment. Three (3) credits. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Professional Certificate in Facilities Management Program. 

CPFM4200 Energy and Sustainability: Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance organizations are managed to understand energy creation, delivery and consumption. Topics include sources, forms, and methods used to assess and manage energy use in buildings. This course also provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in sustainable practices. Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good sustainability program. Three (3) credits. Prerequisite: CPFM2000 or enrollment in the Professional Certificate in Facilities Management Program. 

CPFM4600 Principles of Real Estate and Property Management: Students study real estate concepts pertinent to facility management. Topics will include real estate financial management, site selection, RE master planning, leasing, purchase vs. lease, property management and highest and best use analysis. Three (3) credits. Prerequisite: CPFM4100.

How This Certificate Program Meets Accreditation Requirements

Wentworth: Certificate programs are not eligible for specific accreditations. None will be applied to these programs. 

Requirements Specific to the Facilities Management Program: Students enrolled in this certificate program should have at least 3-years of work experience in the build and/or facilities industry. Courses are run in a cohort model and generally start in the fall, however students may enter at any point in the curriculum, as the courses are not required to be taken in any order. Students who have an associate degree and complete the certificate program are encouraged to continue onto the Bachelor of Science in Facility Management. 

Professional Certificate in Managing Construction Projects 

Wentworth's Managing Construction Projects certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in transitioning into a management-focused position in the construction industry.  Students in this program build core competencies in: management theory, estimating, scheduling, control, contracts, and codes.

This program is conveniently formatted for adult learners, with 7 week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A certificate in managing construction projects will be awarded upon successful completion of the required five (5) courses.

Curriculum Requirements 
  • BLDG1015 Construction Graphics (4)
  • BLDG1500 Construction Estimating (4)
  • BLDG3200 Construction Project Scheduling (4)
  • BLDG3450 Construction Project Control and Cost Analysis (4)
  • BLDG3600 Construction Management Theory (4)
Outcomes 

Earning a certificate in construction management from Wentworth enables you to:

  • Be eligible for 20 credits toward our bachelor's degree program in Construction Management. 
  • Build core competencies in management theory, estimating, scheduling, control, contracts and codes.     
  • Gain valuable leadership skills to advance your construction career.
  • Prepare for project management and related positions in private, non-profit and government sectors.
Admissions Requirements  
  • Online Application  
  • Current Resume  
  • $50 Application Fee 
Required Courses

BLDG1015 Construction Graphics: The development and interpretation of civil, architectural, structural, and electrical drawings; freehand sketching of construction details and sections; computer-aided construction drafting. No prerequisite. Four (4) credits.

BLDG1500 Construction Estimating: The fundamentals of construction estimating are covered. Quantity surveys are made for various building components and prices determined for labor and materials, using a current pricing handbook. Standard estimators' forms are prepared. Computer techniques and applications are also examined. Prerequisites: BLDG1015–Construction Graphics and BLDG1100–Construction Methods or BLDG1015–Construction Graphics and enrollment in the Managing Construction Projects Certificate Program. Four (4) credits.

BLDG3200 Construction Project Scheduling: Topic items include project network planning, scheduling, and cost control models. Computer applications to PERT and CPM will be explored and used by the student. Prerequisites: BLDG1100–Construction Methods and third year status or BLDG1500–Construction Estimating and enrollment in the Managing Construction Projects Certificate Program. Four (4) credits.

BLDG3450 Construction Project Control and Cost Analysis: This course introduces students to modern techniques for analyzing costs for both vertical and horizontal construction. Costs are compared to baselines established for project control. Students analyze the variety of factors and different methods that affect construction costs. Primary class emphasis is on the cost analysis process available to project managers. Prerequisite: BLDG3200–Construction Project Scheduling.  Four (4) credits.

BLDG3600 Construction Management Theory: Construction project management from conception to completion is covered. The course covers feasibility studies, site selection, planning, programming, design coordination, and contracting procedures of actual construction. Emphasis is placed on contractor operations, project administration, job planning, and subcontract coordination. Prerequisite: third year status or BLDG1500 Estimating and enrollment in the Managing Construction Projects Certificate Program. Four (4) credits.

Professional Certificate in Project Management

20 transferrable credits toward the CPCE Bachelor of Science in Project Management Degree. 7 weeks per course

The online Project Management Certificate at Wentworth Institute of Technology provides professionals with the skills needed to assume project management and related positions in the private, non-profit, and government sectors. Through this certificate students are exposed to strategic leadership methods, project planning and control techniques, team management skills, and risk control.

This convenient, 100% online certificate program is ideal for adult learners, with fast-paced 7 week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A certificate in project management will be awarded upon successful completion of the required six (6) courses.

Curriculum Requirements
  • MGMT2100 Management Communications (4)
  • MGMT2060 Introduction to Project Management (3)
  • MGMT2300 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGMT3300 Project Planning & Control (4)
  • MGMT2600 Project Risk Management & Evaluation( 3)
  • Project Management Capstone (3)
Outcomes 

Earning a certificate in construction management from Wentworth enables you to:

  • Be eligible for 19 credits toward our Bachelor of Science in Project Management 
  • Prepare for the Project Management CAPM exam, which offers a competitive career advantage 
  • Master the fundamentals of handling the variety of resources for project management 
  • Gain valuable leadership and management skills
Eligibility

Applicants to the Project Management certificate program have three years of workforce experience.

Admissions Requirements
  • One Application
  • Current Resume
  • $50 Application Fee
Required Courses

MGMT2100 Management Communications: This course focuses on the development of professional-level written and oral communication skills. Students will learn how to conduct a meeting, do an effective oral presentation, write technical descriptions, instructions and reports, and effectively present information to their clients. Standard business formats (memo, letter, etc.) will also be reviewed. Pre-requisite: English sequence or enrollment in the Professional Certificate in Project Management. Four (4) credits.

MGMT2060 Introduction to Project Management: Traces the development of project management as fundamental to completing projects effectively, delineates the leadership tasks that must be accomplished at each step of a project’s life, and helps the student develop skills and wisdom in making decisions both by learning the ramifications of certain decisions and by seeing how those decisions are made in an example project. Three (3) credits. 

MGMT 2300 Organizational Behavior: Aims to develop understanding of organizational dynamics so that students can develop lasting strategies and actions that build and sustain high performance in individuals, groups, and organizations. The course also examines what people think, feel and do in organizational settings, focusing on individual, group, and organizational processes. Students are introduced to concepts from a vast array of behavioral sciences, including social, clinical and organizational psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology. Three (3) credits. 

MGMT3300 Project Planning, Scheduling & Control: Studies design and production projects in their entirety. Costs, resource allocation, planning techniques and programs, management styles, and leadership methods are among the topics considered. Students will develop a preliminary plan for their action project as an outcome of this course. Four (4) credits. 

MGMT 2600 Project Risk Management: This course offers a new perspective on project risk that centers risk management on building a healthy organizational culture that recognizes risk as the consequence of bad planning. The course presents new insights on building a risk management culture, while focusing on project management selection factors and financial return.  Three (3) credits. 

MGMT3750 Project Evaluation and Performance: This course will explore effective and efficient methods for evaluating project performance. The content deals with measurement of project trends and results through information arising out of the management of the project work breakdown structure. Significant class emphasis is on evaluating project performance measurements applicable to both current project results and future projections to project completion. Three (3) credits

Professional Land Surveying (PLS)
Leading to a Professional Certificate

This Professional Land Surveying Certificate program is intended for professionals currently working in the land surveying field, who are seeking to become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts. Competencies learned will be field measurement, survey calculations, evidence gathering and assessment, boundary determination, publication and presentation of final survey results, and the applicability of emerging technologies.

The PLS program is designed to be completed in one academic year when students complete 2 courses per semester. Students may opt to complete the program over a two-year period.

Students are allowed to transfer in one course in the PLS program. 

Professional Land Surveying (PLS)

First Year, First Semester (total credits 7)

  • SURV1100, Overview of Surveying Technology
  • SURV1200, Surveying Measurement I

First Year, Second Semester (total credits 7)

  • SURV1500, Legal Aspects of Land Surveying I
  • SURV2200, Surveying Measurement II

First Year, Third Semester (total credits 6)

  • SURV2250, Massachusetts Regulations Affecting the Surveying Profession
  • SURV2500, Legal Aspects of Land Surveying II

Non-Credit (CEU) Undergraduate Certificates

Project Management (Online)

Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence.  A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required five courses. Students earn 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and can transfer up to 8 credits in general electives toward the Bachelor’s in Project Management.

Managing Construction Projects

Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required five courses. Students earn 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and can transfer up to 8 credits in general electives toward a bachelor degree program.

Facility Management

Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required four courses. Students earn 8.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and can transfer up to 8 credits in general electives toward a bachelor degree program.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Courses must be taken one at a time and in sequence. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required upon completion of the required two core courses and one of the electives. Students earn 6.3 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and can transfer up to 4 credits in general electives toward a bachelor degree program.

Construction

Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the required four courses. Students earn 14 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and are eligible to receive 8 credits toward the associate degree in Building Construction. Credit will be granted for the Construction Methods and Construction Estimating undergraduate courses.

Non-Credit (CEU) Courses

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Courses must be taken one at a time and in sequence. Students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT or Cisco CCNA certification exam. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the required four courses. Students earn 11.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Journeyman Electrician

Courses are designed to be taken one level per semester in 4 semesters. Students earn 60 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and can transfer up to 12 credits in technical electives toward the Associate’s Degree in Engineering Technology (AENT), and meet the following requirements (upon successfully passing the MA State License Exam):

  • ELEC1100, Circuit Theory I
  • ELEC1500, Circuit Theory II
  • ELEC2099, Fundamentals of Electronic Devices

Electrician and System Installer Exam Information

For exam information please call PSI at 800-733-9267 or visit www.psiexams.com or visit the State Licensing Board at www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/el/forms/examinations.

Master Electrician

Students earn 15 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Autocad

Students earn 4.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

Fundamental of Engineering Review

Students can choose from one of the following concentrations: Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil, and can earn from 3.0 – 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).

State Construction Supervisor License Commercial

Students earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). Once students pass and provide a certified copy of the Massachusetts State Construction Supervisor License, they are eligible to receive four (4) credits of advanced standing towards the associate degree in Building Construction Management for Contracts and Codes.

Machine Tooling and Set Up

Courses are designed to be taken one level at a time and in sequence. Students earn 31.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). 

Welding

Courses are designed to be taken one level at a time and in sequence. Students earn 9.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) per course. Students are assisted in completing American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. They are also instructed on how to maintain certification every six months.