Graduate Course Information
Beginning in 2016, the MSCM degree plan includes the following course work:
- COSC 681 (2 hr)
- COSC 690 (3 hrs)
- STAT 651 (3 hrs)
- COSC 691 (6 hrs)
- COSC Electives (15 hrs selected at student and supervising faculty’s discretion)
- Non-COSC Elective (3 hrs selected at student and supervising faculty’s discretion)
Suggested Degree Plan
|1st Fall||COSC 681, COSC 690, STAT 651, 3 hours Electives or Leveling as required.|
|2nd Spring||COSC 691 (1 hr), 9 hours Electives or Leveling as required.|
|Summer||Leveling as required OR COSC 684|
|3rd Fall||COSC 691 (3 hrs), Remaining Electives|
|4th Spring||COSC 691 (2 hrs), COSC 681 (1 hr), Remaining Electives|
All Graduate syllabi and faculty CV can be found online through Howdy or the Registrar's Office (choose the link to "Schedule of Classes"). For a detailed list of all of our faculty members and their areas of expertise click here.
- Running a construction company; strategic planning; business planning; organizational theory; competitor analysis; risk management; financial analysis; human resources; management information systems; leadership; codes of ethics; best practices.
622. Construction Economics
- Foundation in Life Cycle Cost Analysis computation within the context of current issues in environmental sustainability and evidence-based thinking; lean construction as a strategy to overcome the hurdle of first cost.
631. Advanced Productivity and Lean
- Introduction to lean history, concepts and methods; deduction of basic training modules in lean project delivery; application of lean management in construction projects.
642. Construction Information Technology
- Exploration of emerging technologies for the construction industry including hardware and software systems such as BIM, RFID, Wireless/Mobile, information systems, construction specific programs, and information strategy planning; using information strategy planning by owners and contractors to effectively enhance the management of business entities and projects in construction.
644. Advanced Construction Systems
- Theoretical, practical, and strategic development in contemporary construction systems; exploration of state-of-the-art innovations in environmental control systems, structural principles and practices; integration of innovations with information technologies, and development of additional insights.
650. Advanced Construction Visualization
- Introduction to the theory and application of 3-D computer models in the design/build construction process; creation, positioning in 3-D space, and linking of building components to a database record; creation of a wide range of construction related information useful in controlling project quality.
663. Sustainable Construction
- Contribution of materials and methods to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; overview of international, national and local programs promoting sustainable construction; characteristics of the components of successful sustainable construction projects; theories and practices through case studies.
670. Facility Asset Management
- Fundamentals of facility asset management and property management including concepts, theories, and principles of design, construction, accounting, finance, and management of the built environment; an overview of a project throughout its entire life cycle from various perspectives including the owner, users, designers, constructors and facility management personnel.
- Discussion and review of degree requirements, career opportunities, current research activities in construction management, peer reviewed publiction. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
684. Professional Internship
- Approximately 400-600 hours with a construction or construction-related company that exposes the student to construction-related activities; an initial report, monthly progress reports, a final report, and a final completion letter are required. Prerequisites: Graduate classification; approval of graduate coordinator; approval of internship coordinator.
685. Directed Studies
- Individual problems in the area of building construction involving the application of theory and practice. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
689. Special Topics in...
- Selected topics in an identified field of construction management. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
690. Theory of Research in Construction Management
- Introduction to research, research tools, proposal writing and research reports; emphasis on research planning and design, conducting a comprehensive review of literature, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, defining research problems in construction science, and the development of research proposals. Prerequisite: STAT 651 or concurrent enrollment.
- Research for thesis. Prerequisites: COSC 690 or concurrent enrollment; approval of graduate coordinator.