Construction Management, M.C.M.

School of Engineering

Program Description:

Construction management is a combination of engineering technology, construction techniques, and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. Construction managers oversee the entire construction process, coordinating contractors, setting timetables, and monitoring costs.

The Construction Management program at the University of New Mexico prepares students to use machines, materials, money and people efficiently to achieve maximum profit and complete construction projects on time to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management, and business gives the student a background and understanding of management’s point of view in the construction industry. Students have the opportunity to work on real-life projects with mentors, such as planning and designing the construction of facilities ranging from a wastewater treatment lagoon to an 80-foot pedestrian bridge.

The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

The Master of Construction Management (M.C.M.) program is designed to accommodate students with interest or experience in all aspects and sectors of the construction industry. Prospective students need not have an undergraduate degree in engineering; rather, they are more likely to have a degree from a related field such as management or architecture. Many classes are offered either on-line or in the late afternoon/early evening to accommodate practicing professionals.

 

It is expected that all students in the M.C.M. program will complete the Project Option (Plan II) or Coursework Option (Plan III).  Under certain circumstances, students showing exceptional research skills are allowed to complete the Thesis Option (Plan I).  Students wishing to complete the Thesis Option should consult their advisor early in their program.

 

Thesis Option (Plan I)

1.     30 credit hours total.

2.     6 credit hours of CE 599 (Master’s Thesis).

3.     A maximum 6 credit hours Problems and Independent Study courses.

4.     A minimum 9 credit hours of 500-level courses.

5.     A maximum 12 credit hours taken in non-degree status.

 

Project Option (Plan II) 

1.     33 credit hours total.

2.     3 credit hours of CE 588 (Master’s Project).

3.     A maximum 6 credit hours of Problems.

4.     A minimum 12 credit hours of 500-level courses.

5.     A maximum 12 credit hours taken in non-degree status.

 

Coursework Only Option (Plan III) 

1.     33 credit hours total.

2.     A maximum 6 credit hours of Problems.

3.     A minimum 12 credit hours of 500-level courses.

4.     A maximum 12 credit hours taken in non-degree status.

 


Career Opportunities:

With a degree in Construction Management from UNM, students are ready to:

  • Plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other construction and other construction and building specialists
  • Analyze and improve productivity of construction projects
  • Manage heavy construction equipment

Contact Information:

Missy Garoza : Coordinator of Program Advisement
(505) 277-6633
mgaroza@unm.edu