Construction Management Minor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Construction Management Minor


About the Minor

Much of what is planned and designed is intended to be built or constructed in some manner. The goals of the Undergraduate Minor in Construction Management are to teach fundamental technical and leadership skills and promote a greater understanding of the relationships among construction and the other professions to students from the various engineering disciplines and other majors who may in some way become involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, or operation of built systems.

For this reason, the minor has only one required course, with the remaining courses selected from among a group of Construction Management electives, which allows students to select courses that best fit their interests and complement their curricula.

Required Course

A basic understanding of construction is necessary to take full advantage of the courses in the Construction Management curriculum. CE-UY 2533 Construction Project Management is required for the minor, as well as for all students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program.  

Elective Courses

Students must also complete at least one additional CE-UY 25xx course.  The remaining courses can be selected from among CE-UY 25xx, CE-UY 35xx, and CE-45xx courses.  The individual courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the minor each may be 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits.  

The following courses are offered regularly: 

3 Credits Construction Materials & Methods CE-UY2513
This course introduces students to traditional and emerging materials and methods employed in building and civil infrastructure projects. The course also addresses safety, regulation, constructability and sustainability from planning through design and construction.
Prerequisite(s): CE-UY 1002 or Sophomore Standing
3 Credits Contracts & Construction Documents CE-UY2523
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 1002 or Sophomore Standing
3 Credits Construction Project Management CE-UY2533
This course covers the fundamentals of construction project management. The students will learn to apply the basic principles and practices of construction project management, including planning, estimating, scheduling, quality, safety and leadership over the life of a construction project.
Prerequisite: CE-UY 1002 or Sophomore Standing
3 Credits Construction Site Layout & Surveying CE-UY3533
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.
Prerequisites: CE-UY 2504 or CE-UY 2513 or CE-UY 2523 or CE-UY 2533
3 Credits Building Information Modeling CE-UY3543
This course covers the application of building information modeling (BIM) and related technologies in design and construction. Students will learn how to prepare a building information model workflow and use it for planning, estimating, scheduling and coordinating construction projects. Students will also experience how to utilize laser scanning and virtual reality tools and data.
Prerequisites: CE-UY 2513 or CE-UY 2523 or CE-UY 2533
3 Credits Non-structural Building Systems CE-UY3553
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: CE-UY 2504 or CE-UY 2513 or CE-UY 2523 or CE-UY 2533
CE-UY3573 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Construction Management Capstone CE-UY4853
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 are responsible for periodic submissions, as well as interim and final reports, including a final presentation.
Prerequisites: CE-UY 2533, one additional CE-UY 25xx course, and one additional CE-UY 25xx, 35xx or 45xx course


  1. All CE-UY 25xx courses require CE-UY 1002 or sophomore standing;
  2. One CE-UY 25xx course must be completed before enrolling in any CE-UY 35xx or 45xx course;
  3. A second CE-UY 25xx course is a co-requisite for a second CE-UY 35xx or CE-UY 45xx course;
  4. The determination as to whether any other course may satisfy any of the aforesaid prerequisites is subject to the evaluation and approval of the Construction Management Program Adviser.  

The above prerequisites are effective for students first enrolled in or after Fall 2018. See prior editions of the Bulletin for prerequisites applicable to students first enrolled prior to Fall 2018.

Optional Capstone

Students may elect an optional capstone course, CE-UY 4853* Construction Management Project, which has as prerequisites CE-UY 2533 and one additional CE-UY 25xx course, and a co-requisite of another CE-UY 25xx, CE-UY 35xx, or CE-UY 45xx course.  It is strongly recommended that students who choose this option enroll in CE-UY 4853 as the final course in fulfillment of the minor.


*Also  listed as CE-UY 4543

Additional Minor Requirements

Students must earn a passing grade in not less than five courses and not less than 14 credits.