Construction Management, M.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Construction Management, M.S.

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Today’s construction professionals face a highly competitive global engineering and construction environment that requires a fundamental understanding of management, technology, and finance, as well as business and legal principles. Talented managers know how to avoid costly delays, how to maximize existing budgets, and how to control a project’s scope, among other valuable skills. Our program helps you acquire that expertise and prepares you to be a leader in the construction industry.

In the School of Engineering's Master of Science in Construction Management program, you will learn management and leadership practices, how to apply innovative organizational, technological, planning, and financial tools to construction projects and programs, and the importance of effective communication with all construction industry players.

Admissions

To gain admission to this program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited undergraduate institution. You should also have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.00, although this requirement can be waived if you have sufficient professional experience in construction management. Related undergraduate backgrounds include engineering, mathematics, science, business, management, and the liberal arts. All candidates are expected to have sufficient background in college-level mathematics to allow for successful completion of the program. This requirement will be evaluated by a Construction Management Program Director. Students whose academic and professional backgrounds are deemed to be deficient may be required to complete additional undergraduate courses as a pre- or co-requisite to admission.


If you have taken courses as part of the Exec 21 Certificate Program in Executive Construction Management and the Graduate Certificate Program in Construction Management programs, you may be apply them towards the MS in Construction Management degree.


You must take a minimum of 21 credits at the School of Engineering to be awarded a Master of Science degree. You may request to transfer up to 9 credits of acceptable coursework, as determined by a Construction Management Program Director toward the Master of Science in Construction Management. You need to have taken the courses at an accredited institution and to have earned a grade of B or better in each. Pass/fail courses will not be considered for transfer unless accompanied by a detailed written evaluation by the course instructor.

All transfer credit requests must be accompanied by an official transcript from the transferring institution. Applications for transfer credits are not considered you have earned a minimum of 12 graduate credits at the School of Engineering. Validation credits by examination cannot be used toward fulfillment of the requirements.


Curriculum

You must complete 30 credits of coursework to complete the Master of Science in Construction Management program. You must also maintain a minimum of a B average in all graduate courses you take at the School of Engineering.

Select a minimum of 15 credits (5 courses) from the following courses:

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Note: The above list is subject to change as courses are added to, or deleted from the program.

The following Exec21 Core Courses may be applied to the above Major Requirement by a student who is enrolled in or has completed the Exec21 Program, or by any other student with consent of a Construction Management Program Director.

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Employer Focused Residency CE-GY875X
In this course, students define a proposal for a project, the subject of which may be related to their employment. Students work one-on-one with an adviser throughout the semester. There is no formal classroom work; however, students must update their adviser weekly. The project runs no longer than one semester. Students formally present their projects’ findings to invited guests at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Exec 21 Program or permission of a Construction Management Program Director.
3 Credits Capital Program Management / Program Development CE-GY8763
The course examines the process of capital program management and development. Depending upon the instructor and project used for illustration, the course analyses how either the public or private sector views a project and develops it and the internal workings of an organization in determining how a project is selected, funded and managed. The course examines various contracting strategies, as well as the concepts of risk allocation, funding and project finance.
Prerequisite: Admission to Exec 21 Program or permission of a Construction Management Program Director.
CE-GY8773 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
3 Credits Construction Management and Planning CE-GY8783
Strategic planning is indispensable to achieving superior management. This course in business planning provides practical advice for organizing the planning system, acquiring and using information and translating strategic plans into decisive action. This knowledge is an invaluable resource for top and middle-level executives.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Exec 21 Program or permission of a Construction Management Program Director.
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You must complete a minor concentration of study approved by a Construction Management Program Director and consisting of a minimum of 6 credits (2 courses). from any graduate academic program at the School of Engineering, or any other concentrated area of study approved by a Construction Management Program Director.


Select the remaining credits to fulfill the 30-credit requirement from the Civil Engineering or Construction Management MS programs that bear a CE xxxx or TR xxxx designation, or that you have authorization by a program director to take. If your minor concentration area is from the Civil Engineering Department, you must select your remaining credits from other electives at the School of Engineering.

Note that some electives involve prerequisites that you may not have completed. You cannot register for a course for which you have not satisfied the stated prerequisites unless you have the written permission of both the course instructor and a Construction Management Program Director.