Construction Management, BS

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.


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:

Nicole Bingham: Coordinator of Program Advisement
(505) 277-6633
nicluna@unm.edu