The goal of the Undergraduate Construction Management program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for 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. Career opportunities 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.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Construction Management is a four year program designed for students who are interested in preparing for professional careers in construction management, operations, and related areas in the construction industry. Upper level coursework includes topics such as building codes, structural design, scheduling, cost estimating, construction safety and management. The undergraduate program in Construction Management is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, in order to complete the admissions process. Requirements include a high school degree from an accredited institution, official SAT/ACT scores, transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. Students transferring from a public university or college within the state of Florida must submit passing scores from the College Level Academic Test (CLAST).
Financial aid and Scholarships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of financial aid opportunities and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, hence, students are encouraged to apply early.
The curriculum consists of 128 credit hours. Lower division requirements include at least 60 hours of pre-engineering credits. Up to 90 academic credits may be transferred from an ABET accredited institution of higher education. In addition, all students must meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, must pass the CLAST or have it waived, and must meet all of the state and university requirements for graduation.