Construction (ACCE)


Produce graduates who possess a keen awareness of the national and global dimensions of the construction industry, leadership skills required to serve our society, and the technical knowledge to pursue multiple career paths including advanced degrees.


Program Objectives

Objective  I - Leadership in Construction:  Graduates understand the need for teamwork, communication skills, integrity, good citizenship, and service. They have the needed knowledge to become leaders in the construction industry.

Objective II - Professional Achievement: Graduates have the needed understanding of ethical responsibilities, certification, the necessity for continuing education, and contemporary issues required for placement and career advancement.

Objective III – Globalization: Offer programs to ensure that graduates have the needed awareness of global construction issues and cultures to help them thrive in an emerging world market.

Objective IV -Industry Partnerships:  Partner with the construction profession to offer an innovative program that promotes cultural diversity and responds to the needs of the profession and society in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure, and emerging technology.  

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  8. Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process.
  9. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  10. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  11. Understand construction accounting & cost control.
  12. Understand construction quality assurance & control.
  13. Understand construction project control processes.
  14. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  15. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  16. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  17. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Year Fall Enrollment Graduates in Year
2022-2023 68 19
2021-2022 73 16
2020-2021 62 19
2019-2020 61 19
2018-2019 71 22
2017-2018 74 23
2016-2017 76 26

Summary of Achievement of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Objectives

Bradley University’s Admission Requirement

The Bradley University Undergraduate Catalog describes the admission standards and procedures for entering as First-year Student and for Transfer Admission. These requirements apply to all programs, including the Construction program.

Construction Program CIP code

Classification of Instruction Program (CIP)

2023 to Present

CIP Code 14.3301 (STEM series) - A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and management principles to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures. Includes instruction in civil engineering, structural principles, site analysis, computer-assisted design, geology, evaluation and testing, materials, contracting, project management, graphic communications, and applicable laws and regulations.

Prior to 2023

CIP Code 52.2001 - A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.