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MS Construction Management concentration

Construction Management Core (18 hours)

Example Supporting Courses (6 hours)

AND Synthesis Experience (6 hours)

Exit Requirement (0 hours)

  • GRD 868b - MS Applied Engineering and Technology Management Oral Comprehensive Exam

Total Program Requirements: 30 hours

Course Descriptions

AEM 706 Six Sigma Quality

(3) A. Prerequisite: AEM 202. A study of six sigma methodology and current practices with an emphasis on key quality drivers and statistical methods for world-class products and companies.

AEM 801 Economics for Lean Operations

(3) A. Cost management, budgeting, accounting, capital planning, and other topics necessary for making effective economic decisions from a lean perspective. Quantitative methods and computer applications used to formulate decisions relating to operations.

AEM 804 Project Management

(3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Elements of managing projects including the use of modern project management software.

AEM 805 Industrial Operations Research

(3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Concepts and applications of analytical models in decision-making. Includes general concepts of models and simulation, linear programming, transportation and assignment, forcasting and network flow in determining optional industrial strategies.

AEM 820 Industrial Technology Proposal

(3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. An individually developed proposal related to a project typically encountered by a manager in a technical environment. The project proposal is to be approved by the student’s graduate advisor.

AEM 821 Industrial Technology Project

(3) A. Prerequisite: departmental approval. An individually developed project related to the solution of a typical problem encountered by a manager in a technical environment. The problem is to be approved by the student’s graduate advisor and the results presented in open forum.

CON 827 New Construction Entity

(3) A. A study focused on establishing a new construction entity, which includes: selecting company type, establishing professional relationships, fulfilling federal/state mandates, developing a marketing plan and establishing a risk mitigation strategy.

CON 828 LEED Principles and Procedures

(3) A. A study focused on understanding of the requirements and procedures for obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professional accreditation.

CON 829 Construction Portfolio Management

(3) A. Prerequisites: Departmental approval. A study for seasoned project managers responsible for complex projects and/or portfolios of construction projects. From charrette to managing project execution, enterprise-wide project management principles will be examined.

TEC 830 Creative Problem Solving

(3) A. A review and analysis of basic and applied research in the development of creative behavior with emphasis on its application to teaching/training and industrial problem solving. Students will be expected to complete a term project showing their creative abilities.

 TEC 860 Research in Technology

(3) A. A study of research and research methods as they apply in technological fields. Involves the development of a review of literature, a research proposal, and the use of descriptive and inferential statistics.

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