Bachelor of Professional Studies in Construction Management


Mission Statement

The Construction Management program’s mission is to create graduates who are knowledgeable, well rounded professionals capable of meeting the future needs of the construction industry. The program prepares students for professional leadership and instills lifelong learning. The curriculum stresses management expertise, technical knowledge, business acumen, and an understanding of the strategic and diverse interests among project stakeholders. Competencies embedded in the curriculum support creative problem solving, emerging technologies, sustainable practices and ethical principles. Formal education is linked to practical experience, creating alumni who are skilled planners and technically competent managers of construction projects from concept to completion.

Goals and Objectives

Graduates of the Construction Management Program will be able to apply the knowledge from their construction management education to prepare a proposal that includes the following

  •     Project Schedule
  •     Project Estimate
  •     Site Logistics Plan
  •     Site Safety Plan
     
  •     Graduates shall achieve professional level competency in the following:
    •     Communication Skills
    •     Engineering Concepts
    •     Materials, Methods, and Project Modeling and Visualization
    •     Bidding and Estimating
    •     Budgeting, Costs, and Cost Control
    •     Planning, Scheduling, and Schedule Control
    •     Construction Safety
    •     Construction Geomatics
    •     Project Administration
  •     Graduates will have the skills commensurate with those required to secure an entry-level position within the construction profession.
    •     Be capable of collaborating with members of a team
    •     Possess a passion for lifelong learning

The Construction Management program’s mission is to create graduates that are knowledgeable, well-rounded professionals capable of meeting the future needs of the construction industry. The program prepares students for professional leadership and instills lifelong learning. The curriculum stresses management expertise, technical knowledge, business acumen, and understanding of the strategic and diverse interests among project stakeholders. Competencies embedded in the curriculum support creative problem solving, emerging technologies, sustainable practices, and ethical principles. Formal education is linked to practical experience, creating alumni who are skilled planners and managers of construction projects from concept to completion.

As part of the Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD), the Pratt Construction Management Program provides unique opportunities for enriched study, potentially leading to careers in real estate development, as well as expertise in sustainability and preservation.

Professional Elective courses are available through the graduate programs in the PSPD (with prior permission of the Construction Management Chair), as well as in Construction Management, Undergraduate Architecture, and Undergraduate Interior Design. Students entering the program with prior professional experience may be eligible for up to 30 credits of advanced standing.

Math Placement: All students must pass the on-line math placement exam prior to registering for MSCI-300 Calculus I.  This test can be taken by logging on to MyPratt with your one-key and clicking on the LMS tab or by using the following link: lms.pratt.edu/course/view.php?id=40387. You should see the course "Math Placement Exam," click on the course and follow the instructions.

Transfer Students

Please review the following documents for Pratt Institute Course Equivalencies:

College of Technology [TCI] Course Equivalencies
Institute of Design and Construction [IDC] Course Equivalencies

See Construction Management, B.P.S. Curriculum Overview and Yearly Plan of Study