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Degree Title

Bachelor of Science

Apply by:

July 15

To begin:

Aug. 26

Overview

New materials and methods have influenced the way construction and development are accomplished. Today’s industry demands leaders who understand the the complexity of building projects in accordance with best practices such as sustainability, building information modeling, scheduling, deadlines and leadership. FIU’s degree in Construction Management teaches modern techniques and the newest industry standards to students who want to pursue careers in construction.

The program is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education and its goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level supervisory or managerial positions in the construction industry. Graduates usually find employment as project managers, project schedulers, cost estimators, quality controllers or in managing their own construction firms. Opportunities for employment or advancement exist in all areas of the construction industry including land development, home building, public building, industrialized building systems, commercial, industrial, marine and highway heavy construction, underwater and space-age facilities, material and equipment sales and installations, and construction product research, development and sales.

 

  • Why Apply?

    Graduates of this program will be able to apply their skills toward careers in construction with position titles such Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Job Superintendent, Project Executive, Project Manager, Project Superintendent.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of construction managers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Construction managers are expected to be needed to oversee the anticipated increase in construction activity over the coming decade. Those with a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, or civil engineering, coupled with construction experience, will have the best job prospects.

    The median annual wage for construction managers was $91,370 in May 2017 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $159,560 (bls.gov).

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  • Courses

    Bachelor of Science in Construction Management


    Degree Program Hours: 121

    The following analysis assumes that the student enters the university from high school or with less than 36 credits and no foreign language experience.


    First Semester: (16)

    • ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I: 3
    • SLS 1501 First Year Experience:  1
    • MAC 2233 Calculus For Business: 3
    • ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics: 3
      or
    • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics: 3
    • SPC 2608 Public Speaking: 3
    • (1) Societies and Identities: 3

    Second Semester: (10)

    •  ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II: 3
    • GLY 1010 Physical Geology: 3
    • GLY 1010L Physical Geology Lab: 1
    • (1) Humanities-History (GR): 3

    Third Semester: (18)

    • ACG 3024 Accounting for Managers: 3
    • BCN 1013 Principles of Construction Management: 3
    • BCN 1272 Plans Interpretation: 3
    • BCN 2210 Construction Materials and Methods: 3
    • (1) Humanities-Other (GR/Global Learning): 3
    • BCN 3761 Construction Documentation and
      Communication – GL:  3 

    Fourth Semester: (17)

    • PHY 2053 Physics w/o Calculus: 4
    • PHY 2048L General Physics Lab: 1
    • STA 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics: 3
    • BCN 2253 Building Informatics: 3
    • BCN 2280 Construction Surveying: 3
    • BUL 4320 Business Law: 3

    Fifth Semester: (18)

    • BCN 2402 Structural Design I: 3
    • Construction Management Elective: 3
    • BCN 3762 Building Codes: 3
    • BCN 3730 Construction Safety: 3
    • BCN 3611 Construction Estimating I: 3
    • BCN 4570 Sustainable Approach to Construction: 3

    Sixth Semester: (18)

    • BCN 3720 Construction Scheduling I: 3
    • BCN 3727 Construction Sitework and Equipment: 3
    • BCN 3740 Legal Aspects of Construction: 3
    • BCN 3753 Financial Management of Construction
      Organizations: 3
    • BCN 4612 Construction Estimating II: 3
    • BCN 4431 Structural Design II: 3

    Seventh Semester: (15)

    • BCN 4465 Temporary Structures: 3
    • BCN 4703 Management of Construction Projects: 3
    • BCN 4724 Construction Scheduling II: 3
    • BCN 4561 Environmental Control in Buildings I: 3
    • BCN 4794 Quality Control in Construction: 3

    Eighth Semester: (12)

    • BCN 4564 Environmental Control in Buildings II: 3
    • BCN 4910 Senior Project: 3
    • MAN 3025 Introduction to Management: 3
    • XXX XXXX Elective: 3
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  • Requirements

    To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.


    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.


    Steps to Apply

    Freshman Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official SAT or ACT scores.

    • Official high school transcripts.


    Transfer Students

    Please submit the following:

    If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


    International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).

    • NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.

    If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.


    Program Admission Requirements

    • Candidates must first be accepted into the university. Students admitted to Florida International University are admitted directly to their chosen major.


    Program Completion Requirements

    A total of 121 credits are required to complete the fully online undergraduate degree. Students must complete the University Core Curriculum, University requirements and College of Engineering and Computing requirements while satisfying requirements toward their Construction Management major and are expected to make good progress based on critical indicators, such as GPA in specific courses or credits earned. In cases where students are not making good progress, a change of major may be required. The College of Engineering and Computing advisors work to redirect students to more appropriate majors when critical indicators are not met. For specific course requirements, visit the Courses tab on this program page.


    Admission Documents

    To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:

    
Florida International University
    
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    P.O. Box 659003

    Miami, FL 33265-9003

    USA



    FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

    • Faster (All FL public institutions)

    • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)

    • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

    *Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

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  • Tuition

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

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  • Top Faculty

    Our faculty members and staff are committed to providing the best construction education environment in South Florida to both our graduate and undergraduate students. Our faculty members have extensive and diversified experience in all aspects of construction management and are keen on passing these experiences to our students. We are also committed to excellence in research and to providing effective and practical solutions to the challenges facing our nation and local community.

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121 Credits Required

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$212.71 Per Credit Hour (In-State)

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$329.77 Per Credit Hour (Out-of-State)

Highlights

  • Fully Online Degree
  • Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education
  • Every online undergraduate student is paired with a success coach
  • Program Starts: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Become part of an exceptional community and make the most of your education. Join the Honors College.