Online Master of Science in Construction Management and Technology
Arizona State University's Master of Science in construction management and technology degree is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, management and applied research skills in the construction industry.
Next start date: 01/11/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 30
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Construction management degree
Offered through the Del E. Webb School of Construction, this Master of Science in Construction Management and Technology online degree program is tailored to build upon the competencies developed from your previous degree program(s) and industry experience, preparing you for upper level leadership roles in the fields of construction and facilities management.
Prerequisites for the construction management and technology degree include proficiency in precalculus math, physics, strength of materials, estimating, scheduling, contracts and computer applications in construction.
This online construction management degree features areas of study in construction management, technology and facility management. The construction management and technology emphasis will help you achieve upper level management positions in various sectors of the construction industry through improved competency in project, program, and organization management. The facility management emphasis supports your career goals related to the maintenance, operation, renovation or decommissioning of existing facilities.
Does construction management and technology require a degree?
While construction managers aren’t always required to have a degree, skills and experience can give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs or bidding for contracts. More and more, construction managers hold degrees in construction science, architecture or engineering. This construction management degree will give you specialized skills, abilities and hands-on experience that will make you a strong candidate for construction management and technology positions, in the US and abroad. Students that have an undergraduate degree in a non-construction field often find that a master's in construction management and technology helps them to transition into the construction industry; indeed, many of our most successful construction management alumni have undergraduate degrees in another field and leveraged their ASU construction management and technology degree to enter into the construction field.
This construction management and technology degree program requires 30 credit hours, generally spread over 10 courses. Students can choose one three-credit hour course from each of the core areas listed below for a total of nine credit hours. If a course is chosen as a core area course, it cannot be used as an elective course simultaneously. The number of electives and research will be adjusted depending on the culminating experience chosen by the student. Most students opt for the Applied Project as a culminating experience, as it leverages their coursework for practical application in their career. However, for students interested in research, a thesis option is offered as a culminating experience.
What kind of jobs can you get with a construction management and technology degree?
The outlook for engineering degree alumni is strong, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment to grow 10% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Ira A. Fulton graduate engineering programs are designed to help students advance into leadership roles in their chosen profession, where they can influence new discoveries, processes and policies within the field. With a master's in construction management and technology from ASU Online, you can prepare for the demands of today’s industry by exploring topics that include:
Applicants for the online construction management and technology degree must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
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Bachelor’s Degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (American Society for Engineering Education 2019).