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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Management, B.S.

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Construction management represents an industry that organizes or brings together numerous independent businesses and trades to create the build environment. The constructor works closely with owners, engineers, architects and sub-contractors, and building officials before, during and after the construction process to assure successful completion of a project. Our program provides education in technical aspects, such as graphics, equipment, materials, planning and estimating techniques; extensive computer applications exposure; and, the fundamentals of business management. Upon completion of the plan of study, all students will have also earned a Minor in Business.

Construction careers are broadly diversified. Graduates of this program find employment in a variety of sectors in the construction industry, including residential, commercial, and industrial, as well as infrastructure and heavy construction. Typical careers include supervising construction projects, estimating, scheduling, project control and project management.

Roger Williams University is a member of the Associated Schools of Construction, an organization devoted to the development and enhancement of construction education. The Construction Management Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Specific program educational objectives and outcomes include:

Program Mission

The mission of the Construction Management program is to advance the body of construction knowledge through instruction, research, and service and through resourceful graduates who possess the moral foundation and technical skills to lead the profession.

Program Educational Objectives

During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to:

  • Demonstrate exemplary cutting-edge technical knowledge and skills.
  • Value the concept of life-long learning and continue to grow intellectually while keeping informed of new concepts and developments in the construction process.
  • Be recognized as regional, national, and international construction industry leaders.
  • Always display the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Program Outcomes

We expect our graduating students to be able to:

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.

Program Requirements

The major in construction management leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and normally consists of 130 credits, including satisfaction of all University Core Curriculum requirements. The approved outline is as follows:

Required Courses

Third Year (18 credits) - Spring

Fourth Year (15 credits) - Spring

Total: 130 Semester Credits

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