Construction Management Degree

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Construction Management Degree

The University of Texas at Tyler and Houston Engineering Center

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The Department of Construction Management at The University of Texas at Tyler offers the bachelor of science in construction management degree, preparing students for professional careers and leadership roles in construction and construction-related industries. Construction is the largest industry in the United States with about 7 million employees.

The University of Texas at Tyler is also partnering with Houston Community College to allow students to earn a bachelor of science degree in engineering at the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center (HEC), located on the second floor of the HCC Alief-Hayes campus in Houston. 

Construction managers plan, coordinate, schedule, budget and supervise subcontractors/trades from project beginning to completion. Construction managers monitor and control the daily activity on a job site and make decisions about construction activities. The main goal of construction managers is to meet clients' requirements and deadlines by producing a functional and financially viable project.

The construction industry has five main sectors:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Heavy/Civil
  • Industrial
  • Environmental

The primary responsibilities construction managers control daily are maintaining the budget, monitoring and updating the schedule to meet deadlines, maintaining a quality product through enforcing building codes and architectural specifications, managing use of equipment and materials and keeping a safe work environment.

Job titles that utilize a construction management degree are construction manager, project engineer, field engineer, superintendent, estimator, scheduler, BIM coordinator/estimator, construction administrator or purchasing manager. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average starting salary ranges from $52,000 to $84,000, depending upon experience.

UT Tyler construction management majors learn about:

  • Structural Design
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Materials and Methods
  • Planning and Cost Estimating
  • Procuring Contracts
  • Labor Relations

Students also learn to read and create architectural blueprints in order to coordinate all facets of the construction project. For more information, please watch our short introductory video about the construction management program at UT Tyler.

ABET Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission LogoWith a construction management BS degree from UT Tyler, you will be well equipped to oversee the entire range of construction operations on a commercial or residential project, from start to finish. The bachelor of science in construction management program is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Marketable Skills

Students exit from any degree program with a variety of skills. Marketable skills are those valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and other non-classroom activities (Texas High Education Coordinating Board, 2015).

Please follow the link to access the marketable skills outlined by the Construction Management Program.

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Construction Management Degree and Graduation Requirements