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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Construction Management, B.S.C.M.


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The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree program consists of 128 credit hours.  It is designed to provide the construction education necessary for entry into the construction industry (residential, commercial, industrial sectors, infrastructure, and heavy horizontal construction) and related careers, including, but not limited to, real estate and land development, infrastructure development, code enforcement, and insurance, among others.

The program is further enhanced by a business / management core which includes courses in statistics, computer applications, economics, accounting, engineering economics, business management, business law, finance, and construction law.

The Construction Management program shares a common lower division (Freshman and Sophomore year) curriculum with the Civil Engineering Technology (CIET) Program, providing students with a two-year window for exploration to determine which degree, the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology  or B.S. in Construction Management, is their desired academic objective.

Additional Admission Requirements


Applicants for this program may enter directly after completing high school, as a lower-division transfer without a completed Associate in Applied Science (AAS), or may enter with 64 credit hours for an AAS degree in Architectural, Civil, Construction, or other similarly named Engineering Technology degree earned at a technical or community college and approved by the department.

Freshman Admission


Applicants entering as freshmen must meet the University admission requirements.

Transfer Admission


Transfer applicants not having the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or its equivalent must meet University admission requirements.

Transfer applicants with AAS degrees must:

  1. Hold an AAS degree in a field from among: Architectural, Building Construction, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Design and Drafting, Surveying Technology, or similar title with curriculum acceptable to the  department (It should be noted by potential transfer students that students with an AAS in Civil Engineering Technology are typically best positioned for entry to the program with fewest entrance deficiencies.);
  2. An overall GPA of at least 2.2 (based on the 4.0 system) on all courses taken at the technical institute or community college; and
  3. Have completed satisfactorily the prerequisite background courses for the program (a limited number of such background courses may be made up by taking them at UNC Charlotte). Acceptance of the AAS degree indicates the acceptance of up to 64 hours toward the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree program only. These hours may not  be valid toward other degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

Acceptance of the AAS degree indicates the acceptance of up to 64 hours toward the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree program only. These hours may not be valid toward other degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

There is considerable variance in the contents of technical programs throughout the United States. Should this result in entrance deficiencies, the student can usually remove these deficiencies at a community or technical college prior to admission to UNC Charlotte, or during the first year at UNC Charlotte.

Residence Requirements


A student must earn the last 30 credit hours of credit toward the degree and the last 12 semester hours of work in the major at UNC Charlotte to satisfy residence requirements.

Academic Requirements and Discontinuance Conditions in Construction Management


In addition to University and College of Engineering conditions, a student who is admitted to the CM program without meeting ALL published admission requirements is expected to remove all admission deficiencies within one year. Violators are subject to discontinuance and enrollment in Senior level coursework is prohibited until all deficiencies are removed.

Prerequisite Courses


Students must have satisfactorily completed the following subjects in their two-year associate degree program:

  • English Composition and/or Technical Writing (6 credit hours)
  • Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credit hours)
  • Differential and Integral Calculus (6 credit hours)
  • Analytical, Physical, or Environmental Science with Lab (8 credit hours)
  • Macro Economics (3 credit hours)
  • Construction Methods
  • Construction Materials
  • Statics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Construction Surveying
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Environmental Technology, Hydraulics, or Hydrology
  • Engineering Technology Computing Applications

Course Requirements


Course requirements correspond to the mode of admission for each student as outlined hereafter.

  1. Entering Freshmen: students admitted as entering freshmen will complete the respective four-year curriculum as described below.
  2. Transfer students holding an AAS degree: transfer students with an acceptable associate degree as defined previously under admission requirements begin the program at the Junior year with up to 64 credit hours awarded. Prerequisites for students holding an acceptable associate degree from a community or technical college are listed below.
  3. Transfer students not holding an associate degree: transfer students not holding an AAS degree must complete the remaining coursework for the four-year curriculum after transfer credit application.

Degree Requirements (4-Year Program)


The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) 4-year degree program consists of 128 credit hours. 

General Education Courses (18 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Major Courses (69 credit hours)


Note:


*Course must be completed with a grade of C or above.

Restricted Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


Select from the following.  (Only one course may be from the non-departmental list.)

Degree Total = 128 credit hours


Suggested Curriculum


For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required.

Degree Requirements (2+2-Year Program)


The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) 2+2-year degree program consists of 64 credit hours. 

AAS Degree (64 credit hours)


General Education Courses (12 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Students in this major should plan on taking the following courses that meet general education and major requirements.

Note:


*Course must be completed with a grade of C or above.

Restricted Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


Select from the following.  (Only one course may be from the non-departmental list.)

Degree Total = 128 credit hours


Suggested Curriculum


For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.

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