The ASU Construction Project Management Program teaches students about the technology and tools required in management and implementation of the design and construction of buildings, hospitals, bridges, roads, pipelines, wastewater treatment plants, desalination plants, solid-waste disposal facilities, shopping malls, airports, and many other major built environment facilities. The program is designed to fulfill the construction industry’s need for qualified professional construction project managers. The emphasis of the ASU Construction Project Management Program is on both technology and management. The courses in Construction Project Management and their prerequisites focus on specialties in construction-related technology, management principles and processes, and their application to modern construction. The curriculum was chosen to concentrate on the application of technology and scientific principles to the solution of real world construction problems.
The overall aim of the program is to deliver a high quality vocationally relevant undergraduate course in Construction Project Management to prepare students for professional roles in the overall evaluation, planning, coordination and control of construction projects from beginning to completion. More specifically, the course aims to:
- Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the context and concepts, theories relevant to construction project management in the design, creation and maintenance of a sustainable built environment.
- Develop transferable skills which students will be able to apply both within an academic context and in their professional careers.
- Develop cognitive skills which students will be able to apply in reaching professional judgments, solving problems and making decisions.
- Develop practical and technical skills relevant to construction project management which students will be able to apply in their professional careers.
- Encourage self-motivation and independent thought, such that graduates will be confident in challenging established working practices and responding to the future needs of the construction industry and its associated professions.
- Promote a culture of intellectual enquiry such that graduates will recognize the importance of lifelong learning for both personal and professional development.