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University of Pittsburgh    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 23, 2024
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Construction Management

Civil Engineering undergraduate students involved in the Construction Management Concentration gain a solid civil engineering foundation through a wide array of core courses, and then focus on elective courses to individualize the concentration area and that best suits their career goals.

The Construction Management Concentration offers undergraduates courses that help prepare them to manage the rebuilding of our public infrastructure and the modernization of our private buildings and plants. The concentration takes an integrated and comprehensive approach to construction management, encompassing both public and private sector perspectives, building and engineering construction, and the roles played by all participants on the construction team (owners, contractors, design professionals, and other supporting professionals). The concentration emphasizes managerial decision-making in an engineering context. Graduates of the program will become leaders in the construction industry as they practice in public agencies, construction companies, consulting firms, and many other national and international positions.

The Construction Management Concentration is oriented toward the practitioner and is actively supported by members of the construction industry in terms of advice and participation. The adjunct faculty are highly qualified construction professionals who bring together the rare blend of academic excellence and practical application. The program emphasizes decision-making skills that are important to the successful completion of construction projects as measured by time, cost, and quality objectives. In addition, the concentration guides students in those professional qualities that will make them effective managers: communication skills, computer applications, ethical standards, and leadership attributes.

Along with the basic civil engineering courses, students must take one undergraduate construction management course, one undergraduate green construction course, and one graduate construction management elective. The senior design project provides the construction management students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic settings with fellow students from the other civil engineering disciplines.


Area of Concentration Program Course Design Project Electives
Construction Management CEE 1203   CEE 1233  
  1. One design course in two of the five different areas (*)

  2. Two additional courses from (**): CEE 1609 , 1610 , 1618 , 2201 , 2202 , 2203 , 2204 , 2205 , 2206 , 2207 , 2230  or GEOL 1445  

(*) One course from two of the following areas

  1. Structural design elective (CEE 1335 )
  2. Water resources design elective (CEE 1401  or 1410  )
  3. Environmental design elective (CEE 1505  , 1513  or 1515  )
  4. Geotechnical design elective (CEE 1821  , 1714  , 1715 1717 , 1718  or 2814 )
  5. Transportation design elective (CEE 1700  or CEE 1730 )

(**) If a course was used to fulfill any requirement (design elective, sustainability or engineering elective), it cannot be used as an Area of Concentration elective.

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