Description

Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

Construction management (CNST) is a complete undergraduate degree program available to students within The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction located at Nebraska Hall on the Lincoln City Campus and at the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) in Omaha. Construction is one of the largest and most diversified industries in the country, accounting for approximately 4 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). The key professional in this vast enterprise is the “constructor,” a term given to leaders and managers in the construction industry who are responsible for planning, scheduling and building the projects designed by architects and engineers. These highly specialized efforts are indispensable in meeting the country’s growing need for new structures, infrastructure, and environmental controls that are of high quality, and are cost effective, efficient, and sustainable.

Construction firms vary in size from large corporations to small proprietorships and partnerships. These are often classified according to the kind of construction work they do: general contractors, heavy and highway contractors, specialty contractors—including mechanical and electrical—and residential builders and developers. Many firms engage in more than one category of work. Some larger companies incorporate the architectural and engineering design functions as part of their role as a design/build firm. Collectively, constructors manufacture our entire built environment—buildings for housing, commerce and industry, highways, railroads, waterways, airports, power plants, energy distribution systems, military bases and space center complexes. Thus, the construction management field is broad, requiring a unique educational background for its professional practitioners.

Although the range of construction activities appears wide and diverse, the general educational requirements for construction management are universal regardless of a particular firm’s area of specialization. Since construction is primarily a business enterprise, the graduate must have a sound background in business management and administration, as well as an understanding of the fundamentals of architecture and engineering as they relate to project design and the actual construction process in the field. Professional expertise lies in the fields of construction science, methods, and management. A working knowledge of structural design, mechanical and electrical systems, methods and materials, soil mechanics, and construction equipment is also essential.
 

The construction management curriculum embraces a course of study in:

  1. construction project management from pre-design through commissioning;
  2. project life-cycle and sustainability;
  3. health and safety, accident prevention, and regulatory compliance;
  4. law, contract documents administration, and dispute prevention and resolution;
  5. materials, labor and methods of construction;
  6. finance and accounting principles;
  7. planning and scheduling;
  8. cost management including plan reading, quantity take offs and estimating;
  9. project delivery methods;
  10. leadership and managing people; and
  11. business and communication skills.

 

Major Department Admission

Criteria for Professional Admission to the Construction Management Degree Program

Students must complete 28 semester hours or be classified as a sophomore before applying for admission to the construction management degree program.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Entrance Requirements

Students must have high school credit for (one unit is equal to one high school year):

  1. 4 units of mathematics: 2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of precalculus and trigonometry.
  2. 4 units of English.
  3. 3 units of natural science that must include 1 unit of physics and 1 unit of chemistry (chemistry requirement waived for students in construction management).
  4. 2 units of a single foreign language.
  5. 3 units of social studies.
  6. Students having a composite ACT score of 28 or greater (or equivalent SAT score) will be admitted to the College of Engineering even if they lack any one of the following: trigonometry, chemistry, or physics.
  7. Students having an ACT score of 19 or less in English (or equivalent SAT score) must take ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument.

A total of 16 units is required for admission.

Students must have an ACT (enhanced) score of 24 or greater (or equivalent SAT). Students who lack entrance requirements may be admitted based on ACT scores, high school rank and credits, or may be admitted to pre-engineering status in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Pre-engineering students are advised within the College of Engineering.

Students for whom English is not their language of nurture must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University.

Students who lack entrance units may complete precollege training by Independent Study through the UNL Office of On-line and Distance Education, in summer courses, or as a part of their first or second semester course loads while in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or other Colleges at UNL.

Students should consult their advisor, their department chair, or Engineering Student Services if they have questions on current policies.

Other Admission Requirements

Students who transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from other accredited colleges or universities and wish to be admitted to the College of Engineering (COE) must meet COE freshman entrance requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for Nebraska residents or 3.0 for non-residents. Students not meeting either of these requirements must enroll in the Explore Center or another UNL college until they meet COE admission requirements.

The COE accepts courses for transfer for which a C or better grade was received. Although UNL accepts D grades from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Omaha, not all majors in the COE accept such low grades. Students must conform to the requirements of their intended major and, in any case, are strongly encouraged to repeat courses with a grade of C- or less.

All transfer students must adopt the curricular requirements of the undergraduate catalog current at the time of transfer to the COE—not that in use when they entered UNL. Upon admission to UNL, students wishing to pursue degree programs in the COE will be classified and subject to the policies defined in the subsequent section.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Grade Appeals

In the event of a dispute involving any college policies or grades, the student should appeal to his/her instructor, and appropriate department chair or school director (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may appeal his/her case through the College Academic Appeals Committee on his/her campus.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Engineering. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Technical and humanities electives provide a well-rounded education that leads to a rewarding career in the construction industry. Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate construction management skills and knowledge with:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences. (a)
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. (b)
  3. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs. (c)
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. (d)
  5. An ability to identify and solve applied science problems. (e)
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (f)
  7. An ability to communicate effectively. (g)
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context. (h)
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning. (i)
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues. (j)
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice. (k)

NOTE: Letters are references to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission outcomes (a through k).
The long-term program educational objectives are to produce graduates who, as leaders in the field who can:

  • Develop construction project objectives and plans including delineation of scope, budget, and schedule;
  • Select project participants and set performance requirements;
  • Maximize resource efficiency through judicious procurement and management of labor, materials and equipment;
  • Implement and complete construction activities through coordination and control of scheduling, contracting, estimating and cost control;
  • Develop effective communication protocols and mechanisms for resolving conflicts associated with the construction process; and
  • Ensure quality and safety through design, measurement, analysis, and control.

Educational standards and criteria for construction education are established by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) which is the accrediting agency for construction education programs at all levels. The program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, having met these standards and criteria, is currently fully accredited by ACCE.

Major Requirements

Requirements for the Degree (Lincoln Campus)

First Semester
CNST 131Introduction to the Construction Industry1
ENGR 10Freshman Engineering Seminar0
ENGL 151Writing and Argument3
GEOL 101Dynamic Earth4
MATH 106Calculus I5
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisified ACE outcomes 5, 7, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Second Semester
CNST 112Construction Communications3
JGEN 200Technical Communication I3
STAT 218Introduction to Statistics3
PHYS 151Elements of Physics4
PHYS 153Elements of Physics Laboratory1
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Third Semester
CIVE 221 / CONE 221Geometric Control Systems3
CNST 241Construction Methods and Equipment I3
CNST 252Construction Materials and Testing3
CNST 251Construction Materials and Specifications3
ENGR 20Sophomore Engineering Seminar0
CNST 225Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Fourth Semester
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3
CNST 242Construction Equipment and Methods II3
ECON 200Economic Essentials and Issues3
COMM 286Business and Professional Communication3
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 7, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Fifth Semester
ARCH 331Structural Mechanics3
CNST 305 / ARCH 333Building Environmental Technical Systems I3
CNST 444Construction Site Safety Management3
CNST 378 / CONE 378Construction Estimating3
MNGT 300Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Sixth Semester
ARCH 332Structural Optimization3
CNST 306Building Environmental Technical Systems II3
CNST 379Construction Estimating II3
BLAW 300Business, Government & Society3
FINA 300Financial Decision Making3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Seventh Semester
CNST 476 / CONE 476Project Budgets and Controls3
CNST 420Professional Practice and Ethics3
CNST 485Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Controls3
MRKT 300Contemporary Marketing3
Technical/Design Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Eighth Semester
CNST 480Productivity and Human Factors in Construction3
CNST 489Senior Construction Project3
Construction Management Elective3
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 7, or 93
Technical/Design Elective3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Total Credit Hours120

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Construction management students must pass all courses offered within the College of Engineering and all math and science courses with a grade of C or higher.

ACE Requirements

The CNST program follows the UNL ACE general education requirements. Because of the specific needs of the program, most of these courses are specified in the curriculum. Please contact Melissa Hoffman at melissa.hoffman@unl.edu or 402-554-4482, if you are interested in more information about this program.

Exit Examination

Senior students enrolled in the Capstone are required to participate in the American Institute of Constructors' Level I examination during their last semester. Students who pass the exam will be reimbursed a majority portion of their exam registration fee.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

This minor is for Engineering and Architecture majors ONLY.
 

The College of Engineering enables its students to participate in this approved minor subject to the following conditions:

  1. A minor will not reduce or alter the existing course or degree requirements for students electing to pursue a minor.
  2. A student’s minor program must be organized and approved by an advisor prior to the submission of the senior check to the department chair or head.
  3. The minor must be approved by the advisor, the department chair or head, the Dean and the cognizant program offering the minor.
  4. The College of Engineering will follow the “Plan A/B” format of the College of Arts and Sciences in which a student pursuing a single minor must complete the “Plan A” requirements. A student pursuing a double (or greater) minor must fulfill either the “Plan A” or “Plan B” requirements for both minors depending on which plan is offered by the cognizant department.
  5. Minors on the Lincoln or Omaha campuses may be added by approval of the College of Engineering Curriculum Committee and faculty.

Course Requirements

Plan A only

All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Required Courses
BLAW 300Business, Government & Society3
CNST 112Construction Communications3
CNST 241Construction Methods and Equipment I3
CNST 305 / ARCH 333Building Environmental Technical Systems I3
CNST 378 / CONE 378Construction Estimating3
CNST 379Construction Estimating II3
CNST 480Productivity and Human Factors in Construction3
CNST 485 / CONE 485Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Controls3
MNGT 300Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 27
Total Credit Hours27

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Construction management students must pass all courses offered within the College of Engineering and all math and science courses with a grade of C or higher.

Pass/No Pass

All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

CNST112
Construction Communications

Description: Development of construction industry communication skills including the ability to read contract documents. Complete comprehension of working drawings, technical terminology including graphic symbols and abbreviations. Fundamentals of drafting principles, sketching, and dimensioning techniques.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 225; CNST 241; CNST 251; CNST 252

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST131
Introduction to the Construction Industry

Description: Introduction to basic management principles and practices used in the control of manpower, materials, machinery and money in the construction of the built environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 251

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

CNST225
Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Prerequisites: CNST 112, CNST 251

Description: An introduction to the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM), establishing a solid foundation for further study in this area. BIM concepts and Modeling Techniques, and the use of the Revit Architecture platform to create detailed 3D models of construction projects will be explored.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 440

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST241
Construction Methods and Equipment I

Prerequisites: CNST 112, GEOL 101 and MATH 106.

Parallel registration in CNST 252 is recommended.

Description: Introduction to earthmoving equipment and methods ;uses in the U.S. construction industry. Labor, productivity, and economic aspects of site, excavation, and foundation work utilizing various mixes of manpower and machinery. Introduction to financial principles of equipment operation and ownership. Excavation and trenching safety plus safe operation of earthmoving equipment.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 242

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST242
Construction Equipment and Methods II

Prerequisites: CNST 241

Description: The structure from grade to topping out. Functions and applications of material handling equipment from simple pulleys to large cranes. Methods of constructing concrete formwork in a variety of applications. Assembly and erection of steel, wood, precast concrete, and masonry structural elements. Material finishing methods and equipment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST251
Construction Materials and Specifications

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and CNST 131

Description: Introduction to construction materials. Physical, mechanical, and aesthetic properties of soils, concrete, masonry, metals, plastics, and other materials as they relate to in-service conditions and acceptability either individually or in combination with other materials. Proper methods of specifying to achieve design and construction goals, construction safety and inspection, and to meet zoning codes and environmental requirements.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 225

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST252
Construction Materials and Testing

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and MATH 106

Parallel registration in CNST 241 is recommended. Laboratory testing procedures emphasizing testing of aggregates, soil, and concrete.

Description: Introduction to basic materials used in construction. Laboratory testing and evaluation of material properties. Inspection and quality control of construction materials. Material variation, testing procedures and characteristics of material types including aggregates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST305
Building Environmental Technical Systems ICrosslisted with ARCH 333

Prerequisites: PHYS 151 or permission.

Description: Characteristics and performance of buildings with respect to thermal and psychrometric environment in buildings related to human comfort, heat gain/heat loss, ventilation, natural energy systems and sustainable design principles, and plumbing and life safety systems in the Built environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST306
Building Environmental Technical Systems II

Prerequisites: MATH 106 or MATH 108H and PHYS 151 and PHYS 153

Description: Fundamentals of electric power generation and distribution. Service and circuits in buildings, electrical equipment and systems in buildings, lighting principles and applications, and fire protection systems. Review of National Electric Code.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405; CNST 406

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST378
Construction EstimatingCrosslisted with CONE 378

Prerequisites: CNST 242 or (UNO) CONE 2420.

Description: Preparation of detailed cost estimates based on contract documents. Identify and analyze cost components to perform a reliable quantity take-off. Recap components in their common trade areas for labor, material, and equipment pricing. Introduction to subcontractor bids and assembly of bid proposal.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 379; CNST 440

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST379
Construction Estimating II

Prerequisites: CNST 378.

Description: Continuation of CNST 378 with emphasis on implementing basic elements of estimating, including: quantity survey, price extension, and bidding. Advanced computer applications of estimating to various construction projects.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 405; CNST 406; CNST 489

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST405
Mechanical Estimating

Prerequisites: CNST 305, 306 and 379.

Description: Application of estimating principles, quantity take-off, bidding strategies, and computerization to the specialty field of mechanical construction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST406
Electrical Estimating

Prerequisites: CNST 305, CNST 306 and CNST 379

Description: Application of estimating principles, quantity take-off, bidding strategies, and computerization to the specialty field of electrical construction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST411
Project AdministrationCrosslisted with CNST 811

Prerequisites: CIVE 378 or CNST 379

Description: An introduction to construction project administration. Ownership and organization of construction companies, construction documentation and specifications, type of contracts, take-offs, estimating, bidding, bonds, insurance, project management and administration, scheduling, time and cost management, labor law and labor relations, and project safety.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST415
Mechanical/Electrical Project ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 815

Prerequisites: CNST 305, CNST 306, CNST 379

CNST 405 and CNST 406 are recommended.

Description: Fundamentals of project management within the mechanical and electrical contracting industry. Codes, contract documents, productivity, coordination, project control and administration, scheduling, safety, and project closeout, from a specialty contracting perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST420
Professional Practice and EthicsCrosslisted with CNST 820

Prerequisites: CNST 379 and BLAW 300 or BLAW 372

This course is a prerequisite for or must be taken parallel with CNST 489.

Description: Orientation to professional practice through the designers' and the contractors' relationships to society, specific clients, their professions, and other collaborators in environmental design and construction fields. Ethics, professional communication and responsibility, professional organization, office management, construction management, professional registration, and owner-designer-contractor relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CNST434
The Design/Build Project Delivery SystemCrosslisted with CNST 834

Prerequisites: CNST 379 or instructor permission

Description: The organizational, managerial, ethical and legal principles involved in design/build as a construction project delivery system. Advantages and disadvantages, growth, merits, and criticism of the design-build system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST436
Intent and Application of International Building CodeCrosslisted with CNST 836

Prerequisites: CNST 112 and CNST 251

Description: This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of how to research, interpret and apply building code requirements to the design and construction of both new and renovated structures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST440
Building Information Modeling (BIM) II

Prerequisites: CNST 225, CNST 378

Description: Advanced topics in building information modeling, including structural and MEP modeling, 4/5 dimensional construction animations and visualization. Good knowledge of Revit Architectural Modeling and knowledge of construction estimating and scheduling is required before registering in this class.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST444
Construction Site Safety ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 844

Prerequisites: CNST 242

Satisfactory completion will partially qualify the individual to be designated by their employer as a construction site "competent person" by successfully completing the OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety Card as well as additional certifications in basic first aid, CPR, and AED.

Description: Provides introductory construction site safety management for project engineers, project managers, safety teams, and company safety officers. Addresses basic accident and injury models, human accident costs, safety behavior, ethical issues in safety, workers' compensation and EMR, job safety analysis (JSA), project site safety audits, safety promotion and training, emergency planning and response, safety management programs and training, and OSHA record-keeping and reporting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST476
Project Budgets and ControlsCrosslisted with CONE 476

Prerequisites: CONE/CNST 378; ISMG 2060 (UNO).

Description: The basic systems related to revenues and expenses associated with record keeping of construction contracts. Managerial accounting related to planning and control of construction projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST480
Productivity and Human Factors in ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 880

Prerequisites: Senior standing, CNST 378, and MNGT 300. This course is a prerequisite for or must be taken parallel with CNST 489

Description: Motivation and productivity improvement methods in the management of construction workers in their typical job environments. Methods to improve working environments in the field and in the office. Procedures and mechanisms to implement human behavior and ergonomics concepts for enhanced productivity and safety.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST482
Heavy and/or Civil ConstructionCrosslisted with CNST 882, CONE 482, CONE 882

Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing in ARCH, AREN, CIVE, CNST, or CONE.

Description: Application of management principles to the construction of heavy and/or civil projects. History, theory, and methods of planning and constructing heavy and/or civil projects. Emerging equipment and new equipment capabilities. Economical use of equipment and managing costs associated with production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST485
Construction Planning, Scheduling, and ControlsCrosslisted with CONE 485, CNST 885, CONE 885

Prerequisites: CNST 378; CNST 2250 (UNO)

Description: Planning and scheduling a construction project using the critical path methods (CPM) with computer applications. Project pre-planning, logic networks, network construction, time estimates, critical path, float time, crash programs, scheduling, and monitoring project activities.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 489

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST486
Construction Management SystemsCrosslisted with CNST 886

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Description: Application of selected topics in systems analysis (operations research) to construction management. Simulation, mathematical optimization, queuing theory, Markov decision processes, econometric modeling, neural networks, data envelopment analysis, decision analysis and analytic hierarchy processes as used in the construction industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST488
Residential Construction and Real EstateCrosslisted with CNST 888

Prerequisites: CNST 379

Description: Application of various strategies to real estate development including community and residential design, planning, site selection, land development, marketing and customer service. Methods used by construction companies to analyze, bid, and market their developments to customers through the pre-construction and bidding process.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CNST489
Senior Construction Project

Prerequisites: CNST 379, CNST 420, CNST 476, CNST 485. CNST 480 must be completed as a prerequisite or taken parallel.

CNST 489 is a capstone course.

Description: Execution of a construction project involving conceptual design and location, estimating, bidding, site layout, construction organization, planning and scheduling, cost control, records management, and project completion and documentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CNST498
Special Topics in Construction ManagementCrosslisted with CNST 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

A signed student-instructor learning contract is required.

Description: Individual or small group investigation of topics in construction management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Field Engineer, SKANSKA RMD Civil West - Phoenix AZ
  • Project Superintendent, Chief Construction - Grand Island NE
  • Engineer I, Kiewit - Omaha NE
  • Project Manager/Designer, Continental Fire Sprinkler Company - Omaha NE
  • Sales Engineer, Johnson Controls - Oklahoma City OK

Internships

  • Estimating Intern, Walt Disney World - Lake Buena Vista FL
  • Field Engineer Intern, Hensel Phelps - Houston TX
  • Engineer Intern, Kiewit Building Group - Omaha NE
  • Project Management Intern, Simply Better Homes - Omaha NE
  • Superintendent Intern, Haselden Construction - Denver CO

Grad Schools

  • Ph.D. in Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • M.S. in Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Masters in Community and Regional Planning, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • M.S. in Project Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway
  • Master of Business Administration, Kaplan University - Online