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UT Tyler Adds Construction Management Program to Houston Campus

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June 15, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced it will begin offering the construction management degree at the Houston Engineering Center effective July 1, 2018.

The HEC also provides a seamless pathway to UT Tyler baccalaureate degrees in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

"We are excited to bring our construction management program to our students in Houston. By giving them the educational foundation they need for career success, we can provide the region with highly qualified graduates who benefit from a UT Tyler degree, and in turn, will enrich the greater East Texas workforce," said Dr. Javier Kypuros, UT Tyler College of Engineering Dean.

UT Tyler offers one of only 17 four-year construction management programs nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The project-based program prepares students to oversee complex, substantial construction projects in the residential, commercial, civil, industrial and environmental industry sectors. Majors also learn about structural design, labor relations, procuring contracts and cost estimation. For more information, visit uttyler.edu/cm.

"We have already been approached by construction contractors in the Houston area who are wanting our students for internship experiences and crucial jobs they have available within their companies. Our well-balanced curriculum with the inclusion of good engineering science and the business practices and administration is key to our continued success in the area," said Dr. J. Torey Nalbone, UT Tyler Department of Construction Management Chair.

Graduates become field leaders such as construction managers, project engineers, superintendents, construction administrators or purchasing managers in one of the largest industries nationwide with about 7 million employees. Average starting salaries range from $52,000 to $84,000 depending upon experience, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.


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