College of Technology
Construction Management Courses
TECH 6940 / 6950 – Workshop in Technology
Study of a particular topic in an intensive format. Topics vary.
CONS 6410 – Contracts and Disputes Resolution
Early recognition of actual or potential legal problems with an overview of the legal aspects of contracting and construction. Explore contract administration, uncover details about risk management, and avoid litigation. Explore alternative dispute resolution techniques including mediation, arbitration, and litigation settlement techniques.
CONS 6430 – Advanced Estimating, Bidding Stategy, and Cost Control
Subcontract scoping, quantity take-off, unit cost calculation, budgeting, and bidding strategy for buildings and heavy civil projects along with computerized estimating techniques such as Excel, HCSS, and Timberline.
CONS 6450 – Negotiation in the Engineering Environment
Examination of negotiation theories, strategies, and tactics as applied to transactions in the construction and technological environments. Establishment of win-win environment in dealing with the project parties by adopting creative means to solve problems and resolve disputes. Practice through negotiation case studies, scenarios, and role playing.
CONS 5400 – Advanced Practices in Construction Management
Sustainable design and green building practices, sustainable construction, USGBC LEED, lean design, lean construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), energy independence, and sustainable development assessment are examined in this course.
CONS 5470 – Advanced Trenchless Technology Construction
Spring. In depth coverage of the different trenchless techniques including identification and quantification of the different components of each trenchless technique along with their advantages and disadvantages. One and a half hours lecture, three hours laboratory. Credit can not be earned in both CONS 4470 and CONS 5470.
TECH 6800 – Seminar in Technology
Systematic exploration of a particular aspect of the discipline. May be repeated on approval of the graduate coordinator.
TECH 6820 / 6830 – Topics in Technology
On demand. Systematic study of selected topics and their application to construction management and technology or manufacturing technology. May be repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
TECH 6840 / 6850 – Readings and Problems in Technology
On demand. Supervised study, selected problems, and/or tailored readings related to construction management and technology or manufacturing technology. Proposed program of study must be approved by instructor prior to registration. May be repeated to six credit hours.
TECH 6880 / 6890 – Graduate Internship
Work and study in business, industry, service, or government agency in a position related to student's intended area of specialization. Student assumes a professional role and pursues solutions to appropriate technical management problems. Placement must be approved by major advisor prior to registration. May be repeated to six hours. A minimum of 520 hours of employment during one semester is required.
TECH 6440 - Engineering Economics and Technical Strategic Management
Application of engineering economics principles related to evaluating alternative solutions and replacement and retention decisions. Includes decision and risk analysis, sensitivity analysis, expected value, benefit cost analysis, public sector economics, economic cycle, operation research, strategic management, and entrepreneurship in the technological environment.
CONS 6420 – Construction Program Management
Principles and practical concepts essential to managing complex construction projects. Advanced construction project planning, scheduling, control, resource allocation, and earned value analysis using Primavera Project Management software. Quality management, procurement management, and cost-time trade off.
TECH 6030 – Data Analysis and Decision Making
Concepts of data analysis, distribution and probability, variance and inference, data and their uses, and other statistical analysis techniques, with technological and industrial applications.
Plus one of the two following courses:
TECH 6500 – Seminar in Renewable Technologies
Systematic exploration of a topics in Renewable technologies, such as manufacturing, energy and green products through readings and projects.
QS 6160 – Quality Culture Assessment
Assessment and application of quality driven change process, emphasizing technological and cultural issues associated with servicing customers from a supplier perspective in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing circumstances. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics.
TECH 6910 – Directed Research in Technology
Supervised independent development project or research on a delimited topic in construction management and technology or manufacturing technology. Generation of new knowledge as contrasted with a private reading course. Proposal for directed research must be approved by instructor/major advisor prior to registration. Prerequisite: Finishing 60% of your course work. Graded S/U.
TECH 6990 – Thesis Research Credit for thesis study. A student may register for unlimited thesis credits with a maximum of six credits allowable toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: TECH 6790.
TECH 6920 – Research Proposal Development Development of a research proposal, under the guidance of a research committee chair in preparation for CTE 6990 or CTE 6900/CTE 6910 or TECH 6990 or TECH 6900/TECH 6910. Generally to include comprehensive literature review, problem formulation, and research methodology. Prerequisite: CTE 6790 or TECH 6790. Graded S/U.