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Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives

WVU Tech Construction Management graduates will become professionals who:  

    • Obtain positions of increasing responsibility and leadership within the construction industry, professional organizations or civic organizations;
    • Manage construction projects using contemporary management principles and techniques;
    • And solve problems through critical thinking and the application of math and science.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Construction Management program will have the knowledge, as well as the technical, administrative and communication skills, necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to deliver construction projects with respect to scope, schedule, budget, quality, safety and the environment. 

More specifically Graduates of the program will have:

    • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied sciences
    • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    • an ability to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs
    • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    • an ability to identify and solve applied science problems
    • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    • an ability to communicate effectively
    • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
    • a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    • a knowledge of contemporary issues
    • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice

Program Curriculum

In order to facilitate the stated Student Outcomes, the program curriculum includes specific topics in:

    • construction project management from pre-design through commissioning;
    • project life-cycle and sustainability;
    • health and safety, accident prevention, and regulatory compliance;
    • law, contract documents administration, and dispute prevention and resolution;
    • materials, labor and methods of construction;
    • finance and accounting principles;
    • planning and scheduling;
    • cost management including plan reading, quantity take offs and estimating;
    • project delivery methods;
    • leadership and managing people;
    • and business and communication skills required for professional practice.