Leaders from the engineering and construction professions, comprising a Department Advisory Board, help to assess and update the Construction Management Bachelor of Science curriculum. The general requirements of the curriculum accommodate the continually expanding requirements of the profession, advancements in knowledge, and the contributions of related disciplines.
Below is a summary of courses by subject area required to complete the 128-credit program. A typical four-year schedule for the program will give you a sense of what your 4 years of study at the School of Engineering will look like.
Mathematics (12 Credits)1,2
- Calculus I for Engineers MA-UY 1024
- This course covers library of Functions: functions of one variable. Limits, derivatives of functions defined by graphs, tables and formulas, differentiation rules for power, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives of trigonometric functions, the product and quotient rule, the chain rule, applications of the chain rule, maxima and minima, optimization. MA 1324 is for students who wish to take MA 1024 but need more review of precalculus. MA1324 covers the same material as MA1024 but with more contact hours a week, incorporating a full discussion of the required precalculus topics.
Prerequisite: Placement Exam or MA-UY 912 or MA-UY 914. Corequisite: EX-UY 1
- Applied Business Data Analysis I MA-UY 2054
- This course covers applications of theories of random phenomena to problems in business management. Topics include probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling, measures of central value and dispersion, sampling distributions, statistical estimation and introduction to hypothesis testing. Use of statistical software is integrated with the previous topics; examples are drawn from problems in business decision-making. Applications to advanced statistical applications in business management. Emphasis is on application of concepts. Use of statistical software integrated with the previous topics.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1054 or equivalent. Note: Course required only for Management Majors. Credit for this course may not be used to satisfy the requirements for other majors.
- Data Analysis MA-UY 2224
- An introductory course to probability and statistics. It affords the student some acquaintance with both probability and statistics in a single term. Topics in Probability include mathematical treatment of chance; combinatorics; binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distributions; the Central Limit Theorem and the normal approximation. Topics in Statistics include sampling distribution of sample mean and sample variance; normal, t-, and Chi-square distributions; confidence intervals; testing of hypotheses; least square regression model. Applications to scientific, industrial, and financial data are integrated into the course. NOTE: Cannot be taken if student is also taking or has already taken MA-UY 3012 or MA-UY 3022.
Prerequisite: MA-UY 1124, MA-UY1424, or MA-UY 1132
+ MA Mathematics Elective (recommended: MA1124 or MA1424) 4 Credits
Physical Sciences (7 Credits)
- General Chemistry for Engineers CM-UY 1004
- This is a one-semester introductory course in general chemistry. It covers chemical equations, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, gases, atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, organic, inorganic and polymeric materials and electrochemistry.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1
- Mechanics PH-UY 1013
- This course is the first of a three-semester lecture sequence in general physics for science and engineering students. Motion of particles and systems of particles. One-dimensional motion. Vectors and two-dimensional motions. Forces and acceleration. Conservation of energy and momentum. Rotations. The free and driven harmonic oscillator. Gravitation. (This class meets four hours per week for lectures and recitation.)
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1024 or an approved equivalent. Corequisites: MA-UY 1124 or approved equivalent, and EX-UY 1
Humanities and Social Sciences (24 Credits)3,4
- Writing the Essay: EXPOS-UA 1
- This foundational writing course is required for CAS, Engineering, Stern, Nursing, Social Work, and Steinhardt incoming undergraduates. Writing The Essay provides instruction and practice in critical reading, creative and logical thinking, and clear, persuasive writing. Students learn to analyze and interpret written texts, to use texts as evidence, to develop ideas, and to write exploratory and argumentative essays. Exploration, inquiry, reflection, analysis, revision, and collaborative learning are emphasized. In Fall, sections 16-125 are available to incoming undergraduates on the WSQ campus and sections 126-160 are available to incoming undergraduates on the BROOKLYN campus. Students are NOT permitted to add or switch sections after the first week of classes without first obtaining EWP permission. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Two special versions requiring department consent are available to qualifying undergraduates. Writing the Essay, Science (sections 1-7 offered both Fall and Spring) is tailored for UA or UN students with a STRONG interested in science, medicine or psychology. Students must contact an advisor to discuss this option and obtain access. Writing The Essay, Goddard (sections 8-15, offered in Fall only) is offered ONLY for students who live in the Goddard Residence. Each stream focuses on some aspect of New York City and the Arts: All The World's a Stage, Global New York, Writing New York, and Poverty and Affluence. For access contact Ethan Youngerman: email@example.com
Please note: EXPOS-UA 4 International Writing Workshop 1 is equivalent to and will substitute for EXPOS-UA 1 Writing The Essay for incoming freshmen or transfers for whom English is a second language. Only International students in UA, UE, UB, US, UN and UY may qualify to take this course instead of Writing The Essay. For information on eligibility or to learn about the course contact your advisor, visit our website, or contact Denice Martone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Advanced College Essay EXPOS-UA 2
- The course follows Writing the Essay (EW 1013) and provides advanced instruction in analyzing and interpreting written texts from a variety of academic disciplines, using written texts as evidence, developing ideas, and writing argumentative essays. It stresses analysis, argument, reflection, revision, and collaborative learning.
Prerequisite(s): EW 1013
+ Humanities/Social Sciences Electives 16 Credits
Business and Management (16 Credits)5
- Financial Accounting MG-UY 2204
- This course provides a solid foundation in constructing and interpreting financial statements. Topics include: accounting terminology, financial-statement preparation and analysis, liquidity and credit-risk ratios, depreciation calculations, revenue recognition, accrued liabilities and asset valuation. Also covered are the effects of equity transactions, cash flows and various accounting methods on financial statements.
- Creating and Understanding Financial Statements FIN-UY 2103
- This course provides a solid understanding of the creation and interpretation of modern financial statements. Topics include the compelling reasons for financial statements, Sarbanes-Oxley, U.S. accounting principles and how they differ abroad, quality of financial information, financial ratios and their uses, cash-flow analysis, measurement of corporate performance, credit analysis and introduction to managing financial risk.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 and Sophomore Standing or higher.
- Economic Foundations of Finance FIN-UY 2003
- This course focuses on the fundamental economic concepts underpinning modern financial theory. Material includes consumer behavior; utility theory; analysis of production and costs; competitive markets; monopolistic and monopsonistic markets; time value of money; game theoretic analysis of oligopoly; asymmetric information in markets; externalities; market efficiency and more. The calculus is used to develop these concepts.
Prerequisites: MA-UY 1124 or MA-UY 1154 or MA-UY 1424 and Sophomore Standing or higher.
Level II Elective in Economics 3 or 4 Credits
+ MG/EC/FIN Level II Electives Various Credits
+ MG/EC/FIN Level III Electives Not less than 5 Credits
Civil Engineering (9 Credits)
- Statics CE-UY 2113
- The course covers: Vector treatment of static and dynamic equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; equivalent forces and couple systems; distributed forces; static analysis of determinate trusses, frames and machines; friction; centroid and center of gravity, and moment of inertia.
Co-Requisite: PH-UY 1013 or equivalent.
- Mechanics of Materials CE-UY 2123
- This course introduces basic principles of stress and strain in axial loading, shear, torsion and bending, along with principles of transformation of stress for design. Laboratory experiments provide hands-on experience.
Prerequisite: PH-UY 1013 and CE-UY 2113 (C or better) or equivalents.
+ CE Elective6 3 Credits
Construction Management (43 Credits)
- Leadership & Foundations of Construction Management CE-UY 1502
- This course introduces the student to the profession of construction management. It focuses on the role of the construction manager and the fundamental concepts and terminology employed in planning, developing and constructing projects. Leadership, professional development, ethics and safety are emphasized.
- Construction Modeling and Data Structures I CE-UY 2504
- This course introduces architectural drafting and computer graphics. It capitalizes on state-of-the-art computer applications in managing construction. The course familiarizes the student with two-dimensional construction drawings that represent the current industry standard, and it propels the student towards the future by teaching the basics of three-dimensional (3-D) computer modeling. This course also introduces the use of the 3-D model with associated databases to manage construction.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 1502 or CE-UY 1002 or permission of the Construction Management Program Advisor
- Construction Materials & Methods CE-UY 2513
- This course introduces students to traditional and emerging materials and methods employed in building and civil infrastructure projects. The course will also address safety, regulation, constructability and sustainability from planning through design and construction.
Prerequisite(s): CE-UY 1502 or CE-UY 1002 or permission of the Construction Management Program Advisor
- Contracts & Construction Documents CE-UY 2523
- This course covers the documents used in design and construction, including design and construction agreements, drawings and specifications, general and special conditions and others used for procurement and construction administration. The course also examines the relationships among the owner,
designers, contractors and suppliers. Students have the opportunity to discuss quality, safety and business and professional ethics.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 1502 or CE-UY 1002 or permission of the Construction Management Program Advisor.
- Materials Engineering Laboratory CE-UY 3161
- This laboratory course consists of a series of experiments to test various engineering properties of common civil engineering materials including metals, aggregates, concrete, timber, and polymer composites.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 2123 or equivalent.
- Cost Estimating CE-UY 3503
- Students learn the classification of work, quantity surveying techniques and basic estimating principles applied to construction projects. Also addressed are contracts; specifications and other construction documents; and the identification and allocation of direct and indirect project costs, overhead and profit. Students are introduced to computer-based estimating techniques and software.
Prerequisite: CE-UY1502 or CE-UY 1002 or permission of instructor.
- Construction Scheduling CE-UY 3513
- Students learn to apply the Critical Path Method (CPM) to construction projects, using precedence diagram networks. The course covers sequencing, cost allocation, updating, cash flow, resource constraints and scheduling, manpower leveling and distribution, time-scale networks, lead and lag-time constraints, time-cost tradeoffs, overlap and other specific leading edge scheduling techniques. Students direct an entire project from planning through scheduling and control, both manually and through software.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 1002 or 1502.
- Construction Site Layout & Surveying CE-UY 3533
- This course studies the practical applications of surveying and its relationship to site planning and design. The first portion of the course concentrates on land surveying concepts, including mathematics, horizontal and vertical control, and angle measurement. The second portion of the course applies surveying data to site layout using traverses, area computations, property surveys, topography, and construction layout for highway and building applications. This course also includes a field laboratory which introduces students to basic surveying practice, including the use of surveying equipment (wheels, tapes, levels, and theodolites), measurements theory and computation, data accuracy and precision, and the use of the field book to properly record data.
- Non-Structural Building Systems CE-UY 3553
- This course introduces the students to mechanical, electrical and vertical transportation systems for buildings. It examines fundamental aspects of the design, procurement and construction of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), supply and sanitary plumbing, fire detection and suppression, high- and low-voltage electrical, security, elevator and escalator and building management systems.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
- Construction Modeling and Data Structures II CE-UY 3563
- This course is the continuation of the student's exploration of construction management through building information modeling (BIM). The student will apply their understanding of construction assemblies, trade scheduling and estimating through studies of a larger project. Emphasis will be placed on the student's ability to model complex assemblies while coordinating and scheduling multiple trades. This progressive approach incorporates the 3D model and the associated databases in the management of construction by developing unit pricing, detailed scheduling and procurement attributes associated with a design.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 2504
- Construction Engineering CE-UY 4503
- This course covers engineering fundamentals and developing trends in the use of excavating and earth-moving equipment, trucks, pumps, drilling and blasting equipment and cranes. Also considered are shoring and bracing and other temporary site construction operations.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
- Construction Project Administration CE-UY 4513
- This course examines the roles of the project participants in executing a construction project, focusing on delegating administrative duties and responsibilities and managing and coordinating the physical work and administrative control of project information and records. Students use computer-based project administration techniques and software.
Prerequisites: CE-UY 1502 or CE-UY 1002, and junior standing.
- Structural Building Systems CE-UY 4523
- This course introduces the general principles of loads on buildings and the design and analysis of conventional structural building systems in steel, concrete, wood and masonry. It also addresses the construction of such systems.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 2124.
- Construction Law CE-UY 4533
- The course introduces students to areas of the law that they are likely to encounter in construction. Following an introduction to the legal system and form of legal analysis, areas addressed include contracts, procurement, scope definition, delays and acceleration, site conditions, warranties, termination, tort claims, dispute resolution and ethics.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
- Construction Management Project CE-UY 4543
- This course is the senior capstone experience in construction management which requires students to demonstrate the skills acquired through the undergraduate construction management curriculum. Students work individually or in groups as determined by the instructor and other participating industry advisers. Students attend regularly scheduled lectures and workshops, participate in interim and final presentations, and are responsible for periodic written submissions.
Prerequisites: Senior status or as otherwise determined by the Construction Management Program Director.
Other (18 Credits)
- Engineering and Technology Forum EG-UY 1001
- In this course the notion of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship (i2e) is introduced to the students’ educational experience. Students will be exposed to elements of a research-intensive institution and diverse research performed by leading engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.
- Introduction to Engineering and Design EG-UY 1003
- This course introduces selected aspects of the history, philosophy, methodology, tools and contemporary topics in engineering. Also included are basic engineering experimentation and data analysis, a team design project and analysis and presentation of engineering data and designs.
- Engineering Problem Solving and Programming CS-UY 1133
- This introductory course in engineering problem solving and computer programming is for all undergraduate engineering students without prior programming experience in any language. The course covers the fundamentals of computer programming and its underlying principles using the MATLAB programming language. Concepts and methods are illustrated by examples from various engineering disciplines. Useful numerical techniques and their applications to real-world problems in science and engineering are also discussed. ABET competencies: a, e, k.
Corequisite: EX-UY 1.
+ Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 8 Credits
+ See footnote 8
Total Credits for Degree: 128 Credits
1Students may substitute MA-UY 1324, which includes two additional contact hours, for MA-UY 1024.
2The department recommends that students take MA-UY 1124 Calculus II for Engineers (or MA-UY 1424 Integrated Calculus II for Engineers) as the MA Elective.
3All students take a writing placement examination. Students for whom English is a second language may be placed in an ESL section, which includes additional hours of language education. Students also may be placed in a remedial section, based upon the exam results, which may or may not carry degree credit.
4Student must complete 16 additional credits in Humanities and Social Sciences. At least one elective shall contain at least one credit of ethics. At least one elective must be a 3xxx/4xxx level course. At least one elective must be a writing-intensive course, labeled by “W.”
5Students are required to complete 16 credits of Business and Management courses, with at least two courses (5 credits) from level III or higher courses. (One additional business and management credit is attributed to CE-UY 4533 Construction Law). A level II course has a 2xxx number, while a level III course has a 3xxx number. Level III electives generally have a prerequisite of a related level II elective. Since courses may be three or four credits, the number of courses necessary to complete this requirement may vary.
6CE elective is any non-construction management course with a CE prefix for which the student has the approved prerequisites.
7Students must complete 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences, which includes mathematics, physical sciences and humanities and social sciences.
8Two unallocated credits may be satisfied by additional credits in any subject area courses.