University of Washington Construction Management
Construction management is a diverse discipline focused on the delivery of projects that compose the world's built environment. Included are the determination of project requirements, management of design, procurement of materials, and management of the construction of the project within cost, time, and design parameters. In terms of dollar value output, the construction industry is the largest single production activity in the U. S. economy - accounting for almost 10 percent of the gross national product. The construction industry is heterogeneous and enormously complex. The major classifications of construction differ markedly from one another: residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure, as well as specialties such as electrical, mechanical, framing, excavation, and roofing. Construction management is the study of how projects are conceived, designed, and built; the types of materials and methods used; techniques for estimating the cost of construction; design and contract law; construction accounting; oral and written communications; safety requirements; project planning and project management.
120 Architecture, Box 351610
The Department of Construction Management offers the following program of study:
- The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree
Students take the first two years of study as an undeclared major in the College of Arts and Sciences or a community college, completing program prerequisite requirements. Upon admission to the major, students take the prescribed curriculum shown below.
Bachelor of Science
Suggested First- and Second-Year Courses: M E 123; PHYS 114, PHYS 115, PHYS 117, and PHYS 118; 5 credits of economics; ENGL 131, ENGL 281; ESS 101; MATH 112 or MATH 124; ACCTG 215 and ACCTG 225, CM 250, COM 220, MGMT 200, QMETH 201; chemistry or environmental-science courses.
Department Admission Requirements
Applicants are considered for autumn admission only. Admission is competitive. There are three admission groups: Freshmen Direct (FA), Early Admission (EA), and Upper-Division Admission (UA). Consult department website for more information.