- Department Information
- B.S. in Construction Management
- Other Degree Requirements
- Undergraduate Courses
Department of Engineering
College of Science
Office: VBT 346
Phone: (510) 885-2654
Karina Garbesi (Geography and Environmental Studies), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Christopher W. K. Lubwama (Accounting and Finance), Ph.D. Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Saeid Motavalli (Chair), Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Helen Zong, Ph.D. University of Houston
David Bowen, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Farnaz Ganjeizadeh, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Huntsville
Tammie X. Simmons-Mosley (Accounting and Finance), Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Farzad Shahbodaghlou, Ph.D. Purdue University
The Department of Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management designed for individuals who are planning to advance their knowledge and careers for managing construction projects.
The goals of the B.S. in Construction Management are to prepare effective managers for public and private construction projects, to prepare the workforce required for the expected increase in the state's transportation infrastructure improvements, and to enable high school graduates, transfer students and working professionals to assume leadership roles in the construction industry. This program is unique in that special attention is given to working professionals with classes offered mainly at times convenient to students. Students will take required courses in computer aided construction design, construction material and methods, legal and environmental issues in construction, project planning and control, project management, soil mechanics and cost estimating. Issues in construction safety, building codes, electrical and mechanical systems and cost accounting are also covered. Students will also have a broad choice of electives from courses in construction management, engineering, or business to personalize their expertise.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management is to prepare effective managers to lead public and private construction projects, prepare a technically capable management workforce required for the expected increase in the state's transportation infrastructure improvement projects, and enable high school graduates, transfer students and working professionals to assume leadership roles in construction industry.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a B.S. in Construction Management from Cal State East Bay will:
- have knowledge in the core construction management areas (construction materials and methods, safety, codes, scheduling, commissioning, planning and control, project management, construction law, cost accounting, human resources management, environmental and safety issues in construction),
- have knowledge in broad areas of construction management beyond the core areas,
- have the ability to communicate effectively,
- have the ability to function in teams,
- have the knowledge of sustainable building and construction techniques and relevant state regulations,
- have an awareness of the complex environment (involving professional and ethical responsibilities) in which they will practice their profession,
- have the ability to educate themselves and be prepared for lifelong learning and professional development, and
- have experience in solving real life problems.
With the expected increase in large construction work in part stemming from the increase in public spending on California's transportation infrastructure improvement, there is considerable demand for individuals who can technically and scientifically manage construction projects. The construction industry as a whole is one of the largest industries in the nation with a great need for skilled project managers. Sample jobs are construction manager, site manager and others.
The B.S. in Construction Management is designed to accommodate full time students as well as working students with accommodating class times. The instructors will be selected from industry leaders with significant construction management work experience. Students will have the opportunity to take elective courses in engineering, business, or science to broaden their skills.
The B.S. in Construction Management is open to individuals planning a career or advancing their career in the construction industry and who meet general university requirements for freshmen or transfer students (see Admission/Undergraduate chapter of the catalog).
The major consists of 121 units; the B.S. in Construction Management requires the completion of 180 quarter units distributed among required courses and electives.
A Sample Program for this degree can be found at the department website: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/csci/departments/engineering/index.html.
- Lower Division Courses (53 Units)
- ACCT 2251 Financial Reporting and Analysis I (4)
- CHEM 1100 Introduction to College Chemistry (5)
- CMGT 1011 Introduction to Construction Management (4)
- CMGT 2060 Construction Methods and Material I (4)
- CMGT 2070 Construction Methods and Material II (4)
- ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
- ENGR 1420 Engineering Graphics (2)
- MATH 1130 College Algebra (4)
- MATH 1300 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (4)
- PHYS 2701 Introductory Physics (4)
- PHYS 2702 Introductory Physics (4)
- PSYC 1000 General Psychology (5)
- STAT 1000 Elements of Probability and Statistics (5)
- Upper Division Courses (60 units)
- CMGT 3101 Statics (4)
- CMGT 3190 Construction Safety (4)
- CMGT 3280 Construction Law (4)
- CMGT 3400 Construction Project Management and Commissioning (4)
- CMGT 3450 Building Codes (4)
- CMGT 3600 Soil Mechanics and Building Foundations (4)
- CMGT 4100 Engineering Graphics for Construction Management (4)
- CMGT4200 Construction Scheduling (4)
- CMGT 4250 Electrical and Mechanical Systems in Construction (4)
- CMGT 4300 Environmental Issues and Green Building (4)
- CMGT 4400 Construction Cost Estimation (4)
- CMGT 4500 Construction Project Planning and Control, Computer Tools (4)
- CMGT 4610 Senior Project I (4)
- CMGT 4620 Senior Project II (4)
- MGMT 3610 Human Resources Management (4)
- Electives Courses (8 Units)
Eight (8) quarter units from the following courses or other 3000 or 4000 level courses with department approval.
- ACCT 2253 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (4)
- ACCT 2701 Legal Environment of Business (4)
- ACCT 3210 Cash Management (4)
- ACCT 3230 Cost Management (4)
- ENGR 3190 Human Factors Engineering (4)
- ENGR 3140 Engineering Economy (4)
- FIN 3300 Financial Management (4)
- FIN 4410 Financing Real Estate Operations (4)
- FIN 4415 Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Appraisal (4)
- MGMT 3100 Decision Science (4)
- MGMT 3600 Theories of Management (4)
- MGMT 3645 Global Supply Chain Management (4)
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.
|Course Number||Course Information|
|1011||Introduction to Construction Management (4)
Introduction to construction methods, materials, practices, contacts, codes, laws and trends. Also a study of professional ethics, management techniques and interaction with professional organizations and associations related to construction. A-F grading only.
|2060||Construction Methods and Material I (4)
Introduction to basic construction material. Emphasis is on both light residential and heavy commercial construction including material such as steel, concrete, brick, and wood. Analysis of building methods for structural, non-structural, and design. Prerequisites: CHEM 1101, CMGT 1011, PHYS 2702. A-F grading only.
|2070||Construction Methods and Material II (4)
Methods in construction of buildings and large structures; site, excavation, foundation, framework, timber, reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry, excavation, paving, compacting, and others. Prerequisite: CMGT 2060. A-F grading only.
Intermediate introduction to Newtonian mechanics. Analysis of forces and moments on engineering structures in equilibrium. Moments of inertia and stress strain relationships. Prerequisite: PHYS 2702. A-F grading only.
|3190||Construction Safety (4)
Explanation of requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other related federal and state legislation as applied to the building construction industry. Standards for accident prevention, hazard identification, and responsibility for compliance emphasized. A-F grading only.
|3280||Construction Law (4)
Introduction to rules and regulations governing construction industry, including contractors licensing law, state lien laws, health and safety regulations, personnel relations and supervision, worker compensation, employment insurance, taxes, and dispute resolution. A-F grading only.
|3400||Construction Project Management and Commissioning (4)
Project management concepts for construction; concepts such as roles and responsibilities, labor relations and supervision, administrative systems, computer tools for project management, documentation, quality management, and process improvement. Issues related to commissioning of construction projects. Prerequisites: ACCT 2251, CMGT 2070. A-F grading only.
|3450||Building Codes (4)
Construction codes: structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Building safety and accessibility. Prerequisite: CMGT 2070. A-F grading only.
|3600||Soil Mechanics and Building Foundations (4)
Engineering properties of soils and rocks such as permeability, compressibility and shear strength. Site evaluation for building foundations, dams, tunnels and highways. Slope stability. Prerequisite: CMGT 3101. A-F grading only.
|3898||Cooperative Education (1-4)
Course Content: Supervised work experience in which student completes academic assignments integrated with off-campus activities. Prerequisites: At least a 2.5 GPA, junior or senior standing, departmental approval of activity. Only up to 4 units credit may be applied to the Construction Management major. May be repeated for credit, for a maximum of 8 units. A-F grading only.
|3999||Issues in Engineering (4)
Readings, discussion, and research on contemporary and/or significant issues in construction management. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit when content varies, for a maximum of 8 units. A-F grading only.
|4100||Engineering Graphics for Construction Management (4)
Engineering graphics fundamentals, drawing and reading construction plans with emphasis on the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools in construction. Prerequisites: ENGR 1420, MATH 1300. A-F grading only.
|4200||Construction Scheduling (4)
Critical path method, planning, scheduling, and control of construction project including sequencing, time, and control. Use of computer tools for project scheduling. Prerequisite: CMGT 2070. A-F grading only.
|4250||Electrical and Mechanical Systems in Construction (4)
Introduction to current principles and practices in the application of mechanical and electrical systems. Electrical power system, lighting, wiring, and power distribution. Mechanical systems such as heating ventilating (HV), air conditioning, water supply, drainage, and sewers. Prerequisite: PHYS 2702. A-F grading only.
|4300||Environmental Issues and Green Building (4)
Environmental laws and regulations pertaining to construction. Issues such as construction waste disposal and treatment, and green building concepts, LEED permits, scoring and submittal processes for projects. Prerequisite: CMGT 2070. A-F grading only.
|4400||Construction Cost Estimation (4)
Issues related to construction project cost from the conceptual phase to full implementation. Use of computer aided tools for construction cost estimating. Prerequisites: ACCT 2251, ECON 2301. A-F grading only.
|4500||Construction Project Planning and Control, Computer Tools (4)
Application of project planning techniques such as CPM and PERT. Project scheduling, forecasting, communications required for project cost and scheduling control. Study of various tools and techniques for construction management information systems. Familiarization with the latest software for construction management. Prerequisite: CMGT 2070. A-F grading only.
|4610||Senior Project I (4)
Development of technical writing and presentation skills through class discussions, proposal writing and presentations. Development of team skills through team building exercises. Construction management and project management techniques in proposal development. Introduction of professional ethics. Prerequisite: Senior standing and department approval. A-F grading only.
|4620||Senior Project II (4)
Utilization of construction management skills and design concepts including development of alternative solutions and economic analysis of alternatives to complete a construction management project. Prerequisite: CMGT 4610. A-F grading only.
|4900||Independent Study (1-4)
Course is based on selected research topics agreed on between the student and the faculty supervising the course. Prerequisite: Completion of 32 credit hours of required courses. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor, for a maximum of 12 units. A-F grading only.
|4990||Special Topics (1-4)
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit, for a maximum of 4 units per quarter and a maximum of 8 units total. A-F grading only.