Bachelor of Science 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 promotes 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 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 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 technically competent concept to completion.

As part of the Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development (PSPD), the Pratt Construction Management Program provides a unique opportunity 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 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

Curriculum 2019

Curriculum

Requirements for BS Construction Management

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-111 Construction Graphics

    CM-131 Construction: Wood & Masonry

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

    MSCI-300 Calculus I

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

  • Semester 1 Core

    Complete 3 credits from the following Social Science Global Elective courses

    SS-209G Introduction to Anthropology
    OR
    SS-203G Global History to 1800
    OR
    SS-204G Global History Since 1800
    OR
    SS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
    OR
    SS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational Perspective
    OR
    SS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global Identities

  • Semester 2

    Complete these course plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-132 Construction: Concrete & Steel

    CM-140 Safety management


    MSCI-280 Environmental Science for Construction Management

    MSCI-301 Calculus II

    HMS-201A Literary and Critical Studies II

    MSCI-302 Statistics

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.

    CM-231 Structural Design Methods I

    CM-233 Mechanical and Electrical Equipment I

    CM-201 Introduction to Construction Management

    CH-300 World Civilizations I


    PHYS-131 Physics I

    HMS-215 Writing for the Professional

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses.

    CM-232 Structural Design Methods II

    CM-234 Mechanical & Electrical Equipment II

    CM-242 Construction Surveying

    HMS-261A Introduction to Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication

    PHYS-132 Physics II

    CH-400 World Civilizations II

    HMS-261A Introduction to Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication

  • Semester 5

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-321 Project Controls I

    CM-331 Specifications

    CM-341 Design Theory Design Theory

    CM-343 Construction Cost Analysis

    CM-346 Estimating

  • Semester 5 Core

    Complete 3 credits from the following Social Science Thinking Elective courses

    SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
    OR
    SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
    OR
    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    SSWI-210T General Psychology
    OR
    SSWI-235T Education and Society
    OR
    SSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary City
    OR
    SSWI-250T The Ethics of Research
    OR
    SSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The Humanities
    OR
    SSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of Gender
    OR
    SSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and Consumption
    OR
    SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation

  • Semester 6

    Complete these courses plus 9 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-322 Project Controls II

    CM-344 Value Management

    CM-347 Planning and Scheduling

  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 6 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-401 Construction Management I

    CM-461 Building Codes and Zoning

    CM-471 Construction Law

    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
  • Semester 8

    Complete this course plus 3 Liberal Arts elective credits.

    CM-402 Construction Management II Practical Construction Management

    CM-499 Capstone Project


    COMPLETE 3 CREDITS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
    WAC-497A Thesis Writing