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Construction Management, B.S.C.M.


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The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree program is designed to provide the construction education necessary for entry into the construction industry (residential, commercial, industrial sectors, infrastructure, and heavy horizontal construction) and related careers, including, but not limited to, real estate and land development, infrastructure development, code enforcement, and insurance, among others.

The program is further enhanced by a business / management core which includes courses in statistics, computer applications, economics, accounting, engineering economics, business management, business law, finance, and construction law.

The Construction Management program shares a common lower division (Freshman and Sophomore year) curriculum with the Civil Engineering Technology (CIET) Program, providing students with a two-year window for exploration to determine which degree, the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology  or B.S. in Construction Management, is their desired academic objective.

Admission Requirements


Freshmen

  • Minimum GPA:  n/a
  • Declaration of Major:  Students may declare the major at time of admission or at any time if in good standing with the College and University.

Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0 (2.2 for students with an approved Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree)
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses: 
    • Transfer Students without an A.A.S. degree
      • Complete the remaining coursework outlined for the respective four-year curriculum that they were admitted into after evaluation and application of any transfer credit
    • Transfer Students with an A.A.S. degree (in a field appropriate to the program applied to)
      • Acceptable A.A.S. degrees may include: Architectural, Automation, Building Construction, Civil, Construction, Computer, Controls, Design and Drafting, Electrical, Electronics, Environmental, Fire Protection, Fire Science, Industrial, Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optics, Robotics, Surveying, or similar title with curriculum acceptable to the department
      • Acceptance of the A.A.S. degree indicates the acceptance of up to 64 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) or Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree only.  These credit hours are not valid toward any other degree program at the University.  Students transferring with an A.A.S. degree must have satisfactorily completed the following subjects in their two-year program (missing background courses may be taken at UNC Charlotte):
      • Construction Management
        • English Composition, Technical Writing, and/or Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
        • Pre-calculus (3 credit hours)
        • Differential and Integral Calculus (6 credit hours)
        • General Physics (with lab) (4 credit hours)
        • Additional Physics (with lab) or Geology (3-4 credit hours)
        • Humanities or Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
        • Technical Courses in Major Area (up to 41 credit hours)
        • Macroeconomics
          • ET Computer Applications
          • Computer Aided Drafting
          • Construction Surveying
          • Statics
          • Strength of Materials
          • Construction Materials with Lab
          • Construction Methods
          • Hydraulics or hydrology or environmental technology
  • Other:  A student must earn the last 30 credit hours toward the BSET or BSCM degree and the last 12 credit hours in the major at UNC Charlotte to satisfy residence requirements. All students must complete an experiential learning course. Experiential courses are practice-oriented courses such as cooperative education, internships, senior design projects, or undergraduate research. Internships, or 49erships, involve paid or unpaid work in a career-related position for professional experience.  A minimum of 80 work hours and 5 weeks for one semester is required to complete the program.  Fall and Spring 49erships are part-time.  Summer 49erships may be full- or part-time.  Full-time students who are in good University standing, have completed 30 credit hours, and have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA are eligible. Internships do not offer academic credit, but are noted on the student’s transcript; students pay a course registration fee. Approval for enrollment must be arranged before the student begins a work experience. Students may begin this program during their Sophomore year; transfer students must complete 12 credit hours at UNC Charlotte before making application for the program. For more information, contact the College of Engineering Office of Student Development and Success or the University Career Center. In addition to University and College of Engineering requirements, an A.A.S. transfer student who is admitted to any BSET or BSCM program without meeting ALL published admission requirements is expected to remove all admission deficiencies within one year. Violators are subject to discontinuance and enrollment in senior-level coursework is prohibited until all deficiencies are removed.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24 for lower division transfers.  From a two-year college:
    • Construction Management - 64 credit hours

Academic Progression Requirements

Freshman Year Requirements

All new freshmen, including early college and dual enrolled students that have college credit prior to high school graduation, are initially advised by a central office within the College of Engineering. Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to progress in the curriculum and matriculate to their major department.

  • Follow the advice and recommendations of their faculty advisors.
  • Follow all prerequisite, co-requisite, and progression requirements of their program.
  • Pass all courses within three attempts, including withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative GPA upon completion of the Freshman curriculum.

Sophomore through Senior Year Requirements

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.000 in the University.
  • Maintain a major cumulative GPA of 2.000 for all courses in the departmental curriculum. Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive semesters will result in not being permitted to enroll in College of Engineering courses.
  • Take a course in their curriculum a maximum of three times to achieve a satisfactory grade, including withdrawing from the course with a grade of W.

An undergraduate student who fails to satisfy one or more of the progression requirements stated above, but who nonetheless meets the conditions for continued enrollment in the University, will be ineligible to reenroll in the College of Engineering unless an appeal is accepted by the College of Engineering.  If an appeal is accepted, requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to the individual situation are specified in a “Continuation Agreement” that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.  A student who has been suspended by the University must follow University guidelines for appeal. Readmission to the College of Engineering after a University suspension is not automatic.  An application for readmission must be made by the student and approved by the College/department.  Students who are readmitted by the College of Engineering after suspension by the University must meet requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to their individual situation.  These requirements are specified in a “Continuation Agreement” that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.  The consequences of failure to meet the requirements of the agreement may be articulated in the agreement itself.  However, if these consequences are not included in the agreement, failure to meet the requirements will automatically result in the student not being permitted to continue to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

Degree Requirements (4-Year Program)


The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) 4-year degree program consists of 128 credit hours. 

General Education Courses (15-16 credit hours)


For details on required LBST and UWRT courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Mathematics and Science Foundation Courses (22 credit hours)


Restricted Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Select three of the following from departmental and non-departmental courses:

Degree Total = 126 Credit Hours


Grade Requirements


The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or above: CMET 1680 , ETCE 1104 , ETCE 1211 , ETCE 1211L , ETCE 1222 , ETCE 1222L , ETCE 4350 , ETGR 1100L , ETGR 1201 , and ETGR 2101 .

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Degree Requirements (2+2-Year Program)


The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) 2+2-year degree program consists of 126 credit hours which may include up to 64 credit hours of approved courses from an approved A.A.S. degree.

A.A.S. Degree (64 credit hours)


A.A.S. transfer students from approved programs may receive up to 64 credit hours for approved courses in the A.A.S. degree; thus, A.A.S. students need only to complete the upper-division portion of the courses listed below and remediate any entrance deficiencies noted upon matriculation. 

General Education Courses (9 credit hours)


Students must take LBST 2301  and select two courses from the LBST 2XXX series.  For further details on required LBST courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Restricted Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Select three of the following from departmental and non-departmental courses:

Degree Total = 126 credit hours


Grade Requirements


The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or above: ACCT 2121 , ACCT 2122 , BLAW 3150 , and ETGR 3222 .

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