Program Overview

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Construction Management is a degree program emphasizing the management of construction projects. The program provides two emphases in Heavy Civil and Commercial/Residential.

While in the program students gain knowledge and skills in construction materials, building codes, estimating, scheduling, project management, contracts, sustainability, soils, safety, Building Information Modeling (BIM), surveying, lean construction, construction management software, and finance/accounting.

Graduates of the Construction Management programs will have the knowledge, as well as the technical, administrative and communication skills, necessary to succeed in the construction industry.

CM Majors 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Number of Students 481 525 574 664 777 682
Graduation Numbers 27 24 29 33 48 30

Our Mission

The mission of the Construction Management Program is to build on a foundation of engaged learning that fosters integrity, creativity and scholarly work.

Success is measured by learners who leave professionally prepared to build better communities through service, leadership and lifelong learning.

Within three to five years of graduation, alumni of the program are expected to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to successfully manage several aspects of complex construction projects such as budgets, schedules, safety, or traditional on-site management duties (materials, labor, subcontractors, equipment, etc).
  • Advance professionally by accepting more responsibilities; or by successfully completing or acquiring additional certifications, licenses or advanced degrees.
  • Contribute to industry professional organizations and/or local communities.

Student Outcomes

The B.S. in Construction Management uses the following ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) Student Outcomes 1 through 11:

  1. Construction project management from pre-design through commissioning.
  2. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of project life-cycle and sustainability.
  3. Recognition of the need for health and safety, accident prevention, and regulatory compliance.
  4. An ability to apply knowledge of law, contract documents administration, and dispute prevention and resolution.
  5. An understanding of materials, labor and methods of construction.
  6. An ability to apply knowledge finance and accounting principles.
  7. An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in planning and scheduling.
  8. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate construction cost management including plan reading, quantity take offs and estimating.
  9. An ability to function effectively on teams and demonstrate skills in leadership and managing people.
  10. An ability to function effectively on teams and demonstrate skills in leadership and managing people.
  11. An ability to use and apply verbal and written business and communication skills.
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In order to continually improve the curriculum, the Construction Management program at Utah Valley University, in collaboration with students, faculty, graduates, advisory board and employers, uses various assessment tools to measure achievement of student outcomes and program objectives.

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