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Construction

The ACCE-accredited construction program will provide you with the necessary background for construction management careers involving planning and executing projects in a broad spectrum of specialties including commercial (office buildings, hospitals, airports), industrial (manufacturing facilities, power plants), residential (apartment buildings, homes) and heavy civil (roads, bridges, tunnels, harbors). The curriculum is designed to give you the broad technical and business management foundations required for success and continued professional growth. Students are trained to be leaders who understand their critical roles in building a sustainable infrastructure for our society.

Preparing You For Success

You gain a strong foundation in engineering, business and leadership as you learn how to manage a construction process, complemented by excellent opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. To focus your career path, you can add a concentration in internationalization, sustainability or infrastructure. In addition, a number of minors in business management are available as an option to enhance leadership skills. Your coursework culminates with a yearlong senior project experience working on a real project and mentored by local experienced construction professionals.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Unique opportunities to meet and network with executives from top companies through the Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure (CETI) at the internationally renowned Innovations in Construction, Asphalt, and Transportation (ICAT) Conference.
  • Opportunities to tap into the close to $2 million in endowed scholarships the CEC department has secured from supporters.
  • Faculty-mentored research to present at national and international conferences.
  • Internships from our strong partnerships with industry leaders from around the world.
  • Professional development, leadership skill building and community engagement through five student organizations connecting with local and national entities.
  • Opportunities to test your skills against students from other colleges at regional and national events such as the annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 3 Commercial Estimating Competition and the National Roofing Alliance Annual Student Competition.

Making Your Mark

A construction degree is valuable for contractors, specialty subcontractors, project managers and manufacturers, and starting salaries are competitive across the nation. In recent years, 100% of construction majors found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. You may also choose to pursue an advanced degree in law or business.

Accreditation

Bradley's construction engineering program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Major Requirements

Communications - 9 hrs.

  • ENG 101: English Composition - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 300: Advanced Writing — Exposition - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 301: Advanced Writing — Argumentative Writing - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 304: Advanced Writing — Research in Individual Discipline - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 305: Advanced Writing — Technical Writing - 3 hrs.
    or ENG 306: Advanced Writing — Business Communication - 3 hrs.
  • COM 103 Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.

Mathematics - 7 hrs.

  • MTH 115: Brief Calculus With Applications I - 4 hrs.
    or MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
  • QM 262: Quantitative Analysis I - 3 hrs.

Physical Science - 8 hrs.

  • PHY 107: General Physics I - 4 hrs.
    or Physics 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
  • Science Elective (see list below) - 4 hrs.

Business Management - 26 hrs.

  • ECO 221: Microeconomics - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 222: Macroeconomics - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 157: Accounting Principles - Financial - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 158: Accounting Principles - Cost Management - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 342: The Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs.
  • M L 350: Managing for Results in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • MIS 173: Information Systems and Business Applications - 3 hrs.
  • Business Electives (see list below) - 6 hrs.

Construction - 51-52 hrs.

  • CON 100: Introduction to Construction - 1 hr.
  • CON 114: Ethics in Construction - 1 hr.
  • CON 132: Construction Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • CON 224: CADD in Construction - 3 hrs.
  • CON 262: Mechanical and Electrical Systems I - 3 hrs.
  • CON 270: Construction Materials and Methods I - 3 hrs.
  • CON 320: Soil Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • CON 326: Construction Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CON 342: Construction Equipment - 3 hrs.
  • CON 356: Construction Safety - 3 hrs.
  • CON 372: Construction Productivity - 3 hrs.
  • CON 380: Construction Contracts - 2 hrs.
  • CON 392: Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 487: Design of Steel and Concrete Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CON 489: Design of Wood and Masonry Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CON 493: Senior Project Planning - 1 hr.
  • CON 498: Senior Project - 3 hrs.
  • CE 150: Mechanics I - 3 hrs.
    or IMT 222: Statics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 206: Surveying - 2 hrs.
  • CE 270: Mechanics - 3 hrs.
    or IMT 324: Strength of Materials - 4 hrs.

Construction Electives (choose 4)

  • CON 272: Construction Materials and Methods II - 3 hrs.
  • CON 330: Housing - 3 hrs.
  • CON 352: Sustainable Urban Environment - 3 hrs.
  • CON 368: Mechanical and Electrical Systems II - 3 hrs.
  • CON 394: Construction Labor and Unions - 3 hrs.
  • CON 395: Construction Claims and Change Orders - 3 hrs.
  • CON 430: Commercial Construction - 3 hrs.
  • CON 435: Heavy and Highway Construction - 3 hrs.
  • CON 452: Green Construction and LEED - 3 hrs.
  • CON 490: Special Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CON 491: Special Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CON 494: Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
  • CON 520: Advanced Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
  • CON 522: Advanced CADD - 3 hrs.
  • CON 524: Building Information Modeling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 526: Advanced Cost Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CON 528: Advanced Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 529: Advanced Construction Contracts - 3 hrs.
  • CON 536: TQM Principles - 3 hrs.
  • CON 537: Construction Simulation - 3 hrs.
  • CON 540: Project and Company Management - 3 hrs.
  • CE 250: Dynamics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 356: Pavement Design - 4 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.

Business Electives (choose 2)

  • ASB 315: Risk and Insurance - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 345: Law of Business - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 355: Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 395: Real Estate Law - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 446: Employment Law - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 280: Entrepreneurial Creativity - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 381: Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Students - 3 hrs.
    or ENT 382: Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 383: Managing Entrepreneurial Growth - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 385: Technology Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 386: Social Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 389: Topics in Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • FIN 322: Business Finance - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 272: Business Analytics Tools and Techniques - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 276: Developing Information Systems for E-Commerce - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 378: Human/Computer Interaction and Usability Testing - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 379: Information Systems Security - 3 hrs.
  • ML 353: Operations Management in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • ML 356: Human Capital in Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • ML 357: Leading Organizations - 3 hrs.
  • ML 358: Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
  • ML 456: Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
  • ML 457: Advanced Human Capital Management - 3 hrs.
  • ML 459: Topics in Management - 3 hrs.
  • MTG 315: Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs.

Science Electives (choose 1)

  • GES 101: Principles of Earth Science - 3 hrs.
    and GES 102: Principles of Earth Science Laboratory - 1 hr.
  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
    and CHM 111: General Chemistry I Lab - 1 hr.
  • PHY 108: General Physics II - 4 hrs.

Minimum semester hours required: 125