Construction Management Accreditation

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Construction Management Accreditation

Michigan Tech's Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Data on annual student enrollment and degrees awarded can be viewed by clicking on the following two links: annual enrollment and degrees awarded annually.

Program Educational Objectives

Construction is a very diversified industry and among the leaders in this vast enterprise is the professional constructor or construction manager.  A construction manager has the skills and knowledge, acquired through education and experience, to participate in the planning, design, and construction of a project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost, and quality.  The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) listed below describe the attributes that we aspire for our graduates to possess during the first several years following graduation:

  • Graduates will be well prepared for their first position in the construction management field.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of construction science topics as needed for their position.
  • Graduates will have an understanding of project management tasks including estimating, planning and scheduling, construction law, project safety, and other administrative procedures.
  • Graduates will have the communication skills to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Graduates will show a commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning by participating in professional societies, pursuing professional certifications, attending seminars or graduate studies.

Program Outcomes

In order to achieve the above educational objectives, we expect our students to obtain the following Program Outcomes (POs) by the time that they graduate with their baccalaureate degree:

  • An understanding of basic structural design theory for structural steel, timber, reinforced concrete, and masonry.
  • An awareness of the basic civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems that are incorporated in a building project.
  • An awareness of building codes and standards.
  • Ability to use computer applications and construction graphics.
  • An understanding of construction methods and materials including standards, testing, and acceptance procedures.
  • An understanding of quantity take-off and cost estimating procedures.
  • An understanding of project planning and scheduling.
  • An understanding of construction accounting and finance and bidding procedures.
  • An understanding of project management, construction contracts, ethical and legal considerations.
  • An awareness of project safety requirements.
  • An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • An ability to function effectively as part of a project team.