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M.P.S., M.S. & Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction Management (SCM)

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Graduate options in construction management and sustainable construction allow students with technical degrees to engage specific topics of current interest.

There is an overall objective of having students look at the broad environmental implications of the construction process, to be efficient and environmentally responsible in their use of materials, and to integrate current technology to a practicum or thesis, as appropriate to the graduate degree.

There are two graduate options:

Construction Management

This option is for students who plan to specialize in construction management. Studies depend upon the student's previous education, professional objectives and interests.

Recent graduates have matriculated upon completion of undergraduate degrees in architecture, mechanical engineering, construction management and civil engineering.

M.S.Construction Management Area

Applicants for the Construction Management area of study leading to an M.S. degree are required to have a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: science, construction management, business, management, architecture or engineering.

Topics for M.S. research may include the following areas in the management of construction projects: Construction project management, Estimating, cost engineering, building codes and zoning, Production management, Computer graphics and computer applications in construction.

M.P.S. Construction Management Area

The M.P.S. degree is a non-thesis degree open to students with a demonstrated interest in the profession of construction management. A bachelor's degree in one of the following is strongly recommended: science, construction management, business, management, architecture, engineering, or related field of study.

Coursework

  • Required: 12 cr hrs
  • Directed Electives: 6-12 cr hrs
  • Open Electives: 3-9 cr hrs
  • Practicum/Synthesis Project: 3-6 cr hrs
  • Total credit hours: 30 cr hrs

Coursework requirements are described in the Academic Catalog.

Ph.D.

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Sustainable Construction

This option is for students interested in sustainable construction practices including topics such as energy use in buildings, material use in sustainable construction, life cycle analysis, environmental rating systems and environmental performance measures.

Students with a strong background in science are given greater consideration.

M.S.Sustainable Construction Area

Applicants for the Sustainable Construction area of study leading to an M.S. degree are required to have a bachelor's degree in one of the following: science, construction management, architecture or engineering. It is preferred that students have a science background and to have completed courses in physics, chemistry and calculus.

Topics for the M.S. or Ph.D. research may include the following: Energy systems in buildings, Sustainable materials, Environmental performance measures, Building codes, Renewable materials, Deconstruction and reuse, Life cycle analysis, building performance.

M.P.S.Sustainable Construction Area

The M.P.S. degree is open to students with a demonstrated interest in sustainable construction such as properties of construction materials, energy systems in buildings, rating systems and building performance. A bachelor'cs degree in one of the following is strongly recommended: science, construction management, architecture, engineering, or related degree. It is preferred that students have a science background and to have completed courses in physics, chemistry and calculus.

Coursework

  • Required: 12 cr hrs
  • Directed Electives: 6-12 cr hrs
  • Open Electives: 3-9 cr hrs
  • Practicum/Synthesis Project: 3-6 cr hrs
  • Total credit hours: 30 cr hrs

Coursework requirements for are described in the Academic Catalog.

Ph.D.

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